Enemalta workers fiddle with 1,000 meters
Three Enemalta employees have been suspended after allegedly tampering with as many as 1,000 smart meters, it was revealed today.
It is believed that the employees altered the meters to slow down the recording of electricity consumption. The employees worked in the distribution sector and had direct access to the smart meters.
Energy Minister, Konrad Mizzi, said this evening that the Police are investigating and legal action will be instituted against the employees and the owners of the properties which had tampered smart meters.
The Minister added that the investigation is ongoing. “Electricity theft amounts to 10 per cent of electricity generation and costs up to €3 million. There were reports of electricity theft In 2012 but the previous government failed to investigate. This government will not tolerate electricity theft,” the Minister said.