In October, power engineers from the Saratov Networks revealed more than 30 facts of energy theft

29 november 2019

In October 2019, the specialists of the Rosseti Volga branch (brand of IDGC of Volga PJSC) - Saratov Networks revealed 34 facts of unaccounted electricity consumption with a total volume of more than 145.7 thousand kWh. Legal entities illegally consumed 92.8 thousand kWh, while individuals consumed 52.9 kWh.

Damage caused exceeded 331.7 thousand rubles. Electricity consumption is considered unaccounted for if there is an agreement with an electricity retail company, but with violations of accounting rules. These include the operation of faulty electricity meters, changes to the design of metering devices, the use of magnets, interference with the power supply circuit, etc. Power engineers regularly explain to consumers that attempts to ignore consumption not only do not bring any benefit, as they are easily detected during raids, but are also dangerous for property, health and life.

There are frequent cases when, interfering in the power supply system, the power grid receives an electric shock, which can lead to death. All persons convicted of energy theft are guaranteed to have to pay for electricity, but already in an amount that significantly exceeds the cost of “legitimate” kilowatt hours. In addition, violators will face an administrative fine in accordance with article 7.19 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation. Amount of fines for individuals is from 10 to 15 thousand rubles, for legal entities - from 100 to 200 thousand rubles.

Conscientious consumers should remember that they too may suffer from the actions of amateurs to save on electricity. The theft of electricity leads to voltage drops in the network, the failure of household appliances, increases the likelihood of power outages and fires. If you know about the illegal connection to the power grids, then protect yourself from the actions of power thieves– contact the area of power grids or call the unified contact center of Rosseti Volga– 8 800 775 16 42 (the call is free, confidentiality is guaranteed).