Energy Diversion Prediction and Prevention for Utilities

Business challenge

  • Large electricity utility faces sophisticated methods of energy theft or ‘diversion’
  • Although ‘smart meters’ provide data helpful to detect energy diversion, the high volume and velocity of the data makes it difficult to analyse and take action

Solution

  • Utilize sophisticated prediction based on changes in electricity consumption that occur immediately following a power off, power on or ‘tamper alert’ to identify the location
  • Suspected diversion locations are identified for utility maintenance personnel to investigate

Business benefit

  • Increased efficiency in the inspection process of vast electrical distribution networks with intelligent focus on highest probability diversion locations
  • Reduction in revenue loss caused by energy theft