The Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL) has reportedly seized a number of meters from businesses across the Essequibo Coast, after an inspection team unearthed a massive electricity theft ongoing in the region.
Several businesses including popular restaurants, liquor shops and supermarkets are out of electricity after the power company’s officers swooped down on the region, as GPL continues its fight against electricity theft.
According to a report in the Guyana Times, the team visited Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) on Monday and conducted inspections on several businesses and household. Several proprietors were caught tampering with their meters in an effort to steal electricity.
It is understood that the meters that were suspected to have been tampered with to reflect a lower reading of electricity than that which was actually consumed, were removed. A source close to the investigation reveal that the businesses will have to pay GPL millions of dollars in revenues lost or face the court for this infringement.