The Leakage Electricity Use which is illegal; is unfortunately still the bleeding wound of the electricity sector! 05.07.2012 Article 83 of The Law No. 6352 published in the Official Gazette no. 28344 and article 163 of The Law no. 5237;
” If the electrical energy, water or natural gas that can be used on a subscription basis; is consumed without the consent of the owner and in a way that prevents the determination of the amount of consumption; sentenced to one year to three years in prison.” Item
Article 84 of the Same Law, article 168 of The Law no. 5237, the phrase “and unreatended exploitation” in the first paragraph has been removed from the text of the article and the following paragraph to the article;
” The harm suffered by the victim, the public or the private legal entity by showing remorse to the perpetrator, perpetrator or helper in the crime of unrenestriful exploitation; if it fully in retamination before the investigation is completed, no public action will be filed. And if the damages are fully in retamined until the verdict is decided; the penalty shall be reduced by up to one-third. However, the person cannot benefit from this clause more than twice.”
By adding the provision, sanctions to be applied to the use of illegal electricity have been eased; at the same time, in the draft regulation draft that the EPDK is preparing; Although the measures that high-loss distribution companies will implement in reducing leakage/loss rates are burdened with not reporting to epdk in six-month periods; no sanctions have been imposed on those who are not effective.
In order to prevent the use of illegal electricity in electricity consumption, the legal and administrative framework of the struggle of distribution companies must be reorganization.
Leakage Electricity Use
On the other hand, in addition to the introduction of deterrent penalties by regulating the definition of crime again,
If illegal use is detected in the use of industrial and commercial enterprises; public tenders due to the fact that they prevent competition by reducing operating costs. In the use of illegal electricity for agricultural purposes, administrative practices such as being banned from the Farmer Support Premium should be brought up for the agricultural production area where the crime was committed.
It would be unfair to expect a solution to this chronic problem entirely from the public authority!
In this regard, especially high loss distribution companies need to be seriously disciplined about their own 2000s and business models.
In the current state;
“The voltage hook of the meter is low” for a consumer with an electronic electrical meter,
For a single-storey single-apartment dwelling, one in a week “by taking an external phase”,
The other two, on the grounds of “unscribed electricity use”; as long as the Leakage/Irregular Electricity Usage Report is organized and the leakage practices continue on reasons that do not make sense, such as leakage accruals calculated on 90 days of use to the same user for each of the separate, individually arranged minutes three times a week.
As long as such crippled practices continue, no legal regulation or fight will have any effect on the reduction of illegal electricity use.
First of all, the application of distribution companies in accordance with the regulations and then the use of illegal electricity can be prevented by legal and administrative regulations.
Otherwise, today we have to pay millions of consumers, some tens, some thousands of liras and monthly; we will pay the costs of leakage/loss for the next decades.