Bringing the industry together to re-energise the fight against Energy Theft
On 23rd November 2022, we hosted an Energy Theft workshop attended by over seventy participants. The attendees were suppliers, network operators, service providers, emergency responders and citizen representation groups. The day aimed to understand better, mitigate and prevent energy theft in Great Britain.
Working quickly as energy theft is set to increase
As well as potentially causing severe injury or death, energy theft increases the cost of gas and electricity for consumers. Whilst energy theft is not a new problem our analysis shows that rising energy costs correlate with rising energy theft. Unfortunately, we predict that energy theft rates will increase in the coming months due to the increased cost of living and rising energy prices. A different approach is needed, and the workshop aimed to facilitate the collaboration required to deliver meaningful and holistic action. Therefore, we reached out to Capgemini, who helped us create an ‘Accelerated Solution Environment’ (ASE) – a ‘hackathon’-type event aiming to understand problems and develop solutions quickly.
You can read about the day in full here.