Microcontroller based power pilferage detection system
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Power distribution loss costs our country a major amount in annual revenues. This is because distribution of electricity involves significant technical as well as non-technical losses. There are ways to calculate and fix technical losses. But illegal consumption of electricity takes a considerable part of the revenue as a non-technical loss. This paper, thus, discusses the methodology for detection of power pilferage and its implementation. The idea is to detect unauthorized tapping on distribution lines by identifying the approximate location of tapping within the implementation area of a distribution network of electrical power supply system. Wireless data transmission and receiving technique and meter reading technique will be used in the lowest possible cost to ascertain the tapped electrical line and notify the respective authority for inspection. Hence, the proposed design in this paper will hopefully improve the current situation of electricity theft in our country.