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Power Theft

Third Edition

G. Sreenivasan (author)

ISBN: 9788120349063

Publication Date: Mar 2014

Format: Hardback

Also available as: Paperback  

Power theft is a silent crime that causes huge loss of revenue to power utilities. Despite advanced managerial and technical efforts to crack down on power thieves, power distribution companies are struggling to halt the theft of power. Now in its third edition, this book discusses some of the methods used to commit power theft, and enables readers to identify, control and combat such problems.
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Power theft is a silent crime that causes huge loss of revenue to power utilities. Despite advanced managerial and technical efforts to crack down on power thieves, power distribution companies are struggling to halt the theft of power. Now in its third edition, this book discusses some of the methods used to commit power theft, and enables readers to identify, control and combat such problems.

There is no panacea for curbing power theft, and utilities have to develop their own methods, but this book presents technical and administrative solutions that can go a long way to nipping the problem in bud.

New to this edition
In this third edition, major judgments of the Indian Supreme Court relating to irregularities in the power sector have been added. There is also discussion of the role of power theft in marijuana cultivation.
Illustrations 24 Colour Plates
Pages 160
Dimensions 235 x 178
Date Published 30 Mar 2014
Publisher PHI Learning
Subject/s Crime & criminology   Power networks, systems, stations & plants  
G. Sreenivasan is resident Engineer with Kerala State Electricity Board, New Delhi. He has been a guest faculty at premier Institutions like Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad; Engineering Staff College of India (ESCI), Hyderabad; Reliance Energy Management Institute (REMI), Mumbai; and Central Institute for Rural Electrification (CIRE), Hyderabad.

Mr. Sreenivasan, a technical writer and a blogger, is also an activist in prevention of power theft. He has been highlighting the issues related to power theft all over the world to create awareness with different perception. He has a long career in detecting high-tech power thefts, and has passed through many hardships and dangers. As a member of international Utility Revenue Protection Association (IURPA), he has been closely associated with developments in this sector all over the world.

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