Energy theft is illegal, dangerous and drives up energy costs for honest customers.
In Oregon alone, the estimated amount of money lost each year to energy theft is in the millions. Unfortunately, in the end, it's the customer that ends up paying for the loss — a key reason why we are working hard to prevent the problem.
Energy theft is a crime punishable by law, and it can be highly dangerous. Many meter tampering and energy theft activities result in electrocution, fire, explosion — even death.