In his presentation, Marco Vilela explains objectives, details and results of this project. Research opportunities are discussed.
Here is a short summary of the project:
One of Light's major challenges is to reduce non-technical loss generated by energy stealing. Nowadays, around 16% of the provided energy is stolen, which is equivalent to approximately 6.000 GWh/year - enough energy to supply the state of Espírito Santo.
Commercial losses damage the company and society as a whole in supply quality and tariffs. Environmental losses cannot be neglected either since the stolen energy had been produced from natural resources and/or with carbon emission.
The Legal Light Project, known as Zero Losses Zone (Área de Perda Zero - APZs), is innovative, because it associates the best technological advances with a new model of relationship among the company, its clients and suppliers, with permanent action.
This project has been effective in fighting against energy steal and default in a sustainable way.
After 20 months in operation, with the implementation of 26 APZs and reaching 440.000 clients, non-technical losses reduced from 46% to 20% and default from 10% to 0,54%.