Many utilities are surprisingly tolerant of energy theft. As you'll read in this guest editorial by Alan Snook, there are some understandable reasons for that forbearance. Including the difficulty of easily and accurately detecting theft.
But that is now changing, as he describes. As this information filters out to regulators and ratepayer advocates, I predict that they will begin to demand that utilities do more to detect and prevent theft. Use the Talk Back form at the bottom to agree or disagree. – By Jesse Berst
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