Eskom unveils new technology to curb electricity theft

PUBLISHED: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:12:33 GMT

Electricity theft is listed among the top three crimes globally, with 96 billion dollars lost to electricity theft around the globe every year. South Africa’s power utility, Eskom, held a media briefing in Germiston this morning where it unveiled its latest technology to curb electricity theft. Speaking to CNBC Africa’s Aviwe Mtila, the Middle Manager of Energy and Revenue Losses at Eskom, John Dileep, indicated how electricity theft is harming South Africa economically and on how the power utility plans to recover lost revenue.

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