BSES crackdown on Flour Mills, Rs 1.16 cr penalty for power theft

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New Delhi, Jan 18 (UNI) Cracking down on power thefts by big power consumers, the BSES has levied a penalty of Rs 1.16 crore on three large flour mills caught stealing electricity.

M/s M K Flour Mills, M/s S G Flour Mills, M/s S K Flour Mills - manufacturers of popular Atta brands - were cumulatively penalised Rs 1.16 crore after they were caught stealing electricity between 73 KW and 85 KW.

A recent survey showed that many large flour mills were stealing power at different hours of the working shifts. This became evident when the BSES began an intelligent analysis of the mills' consumption patterns by using the latest technology and analytic techniques.

An in-depth study of the data retrieved from the BSES meters installed on the three sites showed that these flour mills were not functioning during particular hours of the day whereas the surveillance proved to the contrary.

Later, during inspections, all the three flour mills were found indulging in direct theft of power, by hooking from the nearby BSES LV mains, in addition to the switchover to metered energy during lean periods.

The ongoing power consumption survey has helped BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) unearth massive power theft totalling over 232 KW from the three large flour mills in Jafferpur area of Najafgarh.

A detailed use of the latest analytic techniques combined with the new age Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) and surveillance helped BSES detect power theft.

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