JD38m in electricity theft recovered

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AMMAN — The value of non-technical electricity losses, including tampering, in the period between 2016 until late 2019, which came to JD38.17 million, has been recovered, the Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC) said Saturday, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra. اضافة اعلان

The breakdown of the amount recovered was: JD27.78 million from the Jordan Electricity Company, JD5.15 million from the Irbid Electricity Company, and JD5.31 million from the Electricity Distribution Company, according to figures contained in the commission's 2019 annual report.

Some 19,061 illegal connections to the power grid were detected during the same three-year period following inspection by the commission and security forces. They included 6,101 cases of tampering with electricity distribution companies, the report said. 

An EMRC study showed that JD31 million is saved annually by reducing electricity losses.

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