NEPCO Uncovers Largest Power Theft in Jordan’s History

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AMMAN —AlGhad— The Jordan National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) and the Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC) uncovered the single largest power theft extension in Jordan’s history, around JOD300 thousand worth of unlicensed grid facilities, excluding the cost of the power itself.

A NEPCO source told the Jordan News Agency, Petra, on Tuesday that the technical team spotted an extension that was not outlined in the mapping.

One person was arrested by the police while tampering with a nearby generator.

Apparently, the illegal extensions serve a factory and a dairy far in the Hallabat area, with a massive electric-power water pumping station.

Sources have spoken about attempts by the locals to obstruct the inspection and tracking, but the police’s intervention helped facilitate the discovery.

The illegally installed generators were confiscated, and the parties benefiting from the illegal grid are currently under investigation.