A Hybrid Theory Of Power Theft Detection

1067 WordsJan 18, 20165 Pages
A HYBRID APPROACH TO POWER THEFT DETECTION Abstract:- Now a day’s electricity theft is a major issue face by all electricity companies. Since electricity theft directly affect the profit made by electricity companies, detection and prevention of electricity theft is necessary. In this paper we are proposing a hybrid approach to detect the electricity theft. We will use SVM and ELM for our approach. Introduction:- As we know electricity theft is a major problem for all electricity companies. This problem is not related to Indian companies only; other country’s electricity companies also face this problem. Electricity companies losses money every year due to theft. There are two types of losses namely transmission loss and non-transmission loss, some research papers uses term technical loss and non-technical loss respectively. Transmission loss occurs while transmitting energy form generation side to consumer’s side. Non-Transmission losses occur due to wrong billing, false meter reading, electricity theft, etc. First two losses can be prevented by taking proper meter reading and calculating accurate bill for electricity consume, but electricity theft is hard to prevent since no one predict about which consumer is honest or dishonest. Still losses due to electricity theft can be reduce by detecting theft or fraud consumer and taking actions accordingly. Figure 1. Ration of Electricity losses [1] Theft detection is done manually by inspecting consumers. This is
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