Theft and vandalism

Eskom: Special operation recovers stolen assets

South African state-owned power utility, Eskom, in a joint operation with the Public Order Police (POP) and the South African Police Service (SAPS), have recovered two stolen transformers which were illegally installed.

Kenya Power investigates vandalism of a high-voltage underground cable

The power supply in parts of Nairobi was interrupted on Monday after a section of high-voltage underground cables were vandalised over the weekend.

Kenya Power: employee charged for fraudulent consumption of electricity

Kenya Power’s fight to curb illegal connections, theft of electricity and fraud intensified as a member of staff was arraigned on Wednesday 11 March in a Nairobi court to answer to charges of fraud.
illegal power connections

Kenya Power intensifies ploys on illegal power connections

Kenya Power has rolled out a countrywide campaign to weed out illegal power connections and curb theft of electricity, starting out in Nairobi.
Gauteng

Eskom teams up with police to restore electricity supply in Gauteng

The Gauteng Provincial Government will work with Eskom to deal with the problems of ongoing disruptions in the supply of electricity in the province.
non-technical losses

Perspective on non-technical losses from Enel Foundation

The distribution of electricity implies a certain amount of loss of power that could be classified into technical and non-technical losses (NTL), with the latter...
Eskom RCA

Eskom clamps down on criminal activity

Eskom has focused efforts on the removal of illegal connections, conducting meter audits, repairing faulty or tampered meters and, of critical importance,...

Transformer vandals to serve 18 years

On Friday, two suspects found guilty of vandalising assets belonging to Kenya's state-owned power utility Kenya Power were sentenced to a combined...

Kenya Power: vandal receives 10-year prison sentence

In Kenya, a Nanyuki court has sentenced a suspect to 10 years in prison or a fine of KShs.5 million for vandalism.

SA judiciary says 12-years in the slammer for meter tampering

With serious efforts to enforce zero tolerance towards electricity theft and vandalism on state assets, the South African judicial system is playing hardball. A suspect...

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