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GIS mapping helps detect power theft in India

New Delhi, India, 3 July 2006: GIS mapping has helped BSES teams unearth power theft of 4300 KW. The penalties imposed on the defaulters amount to around Rs. 17 crore (USD 3.6 million). BSES has started mapping all its licensed areas and customers. Their electricity consumption and loads patterns are being closely monitored. Any deviation is immediately flagged at BSES end.

“With the help of GIS mapping techniques, BRPL enforcement teams swooped down on GK Residency a posh guest house in South Delhi and found it pilfering power to the tune of over 95 KW,” said the spokesperson.