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UKRPA Newsletter Edition 13
This addition of the UKRPA newsletter has had a complete revamp!
This addition includes articles about the UKRPA conference, the British Gas (BGT) Conference “Insight to tackling energy theft”, Project Gulf and more.
Let us know what you think of the new design.
You can download Issue 13 here.
Revenue Protection on BBC's The One Show - 16th May 2016
Tonight, the British Gas Revenue Protection team will be featuring as the headline story on the BBC One Show by giving an insight on energy theft which costs our industry more than £400 Million every year.
The One Show film crew joined the UKRPA Member in Liverpool, where Revenue Protection Officers spent two days getting a first-hand glimpse of what happens when criminals are found stealing gas and abstracting electricity through rogue supplies installed at street level.
Mark Andrews, the British Gas head of the RPU, will talk about the cost to honest customers and how UKRPA Members are doing everything they can to stay one step ahead of the perpetrators.
You'll be able to catch the programme on BBC iPlayer after Monday's broadcast.
New Member: ABM Utility Solutions
The UKRPA is delighted to welcome its eighteenth member organisation.
ABM Utility Solutions joins the growing numbers of companies signed up to the UKRPA, demonstrating their commitment to detecting, investigating and preventing the illegal abstraction of electricity and gas.
Company Director Martin Mackie said: "With our vast experience in investigating energy theft, combined with our ongoing present day knowledge of customers behaviour and the constant changing techniques used to not only steal energy but avoid detection, we aim to further support and add value to the UKRPA’s work in delivering change whilst addressing the various industry challenges".
UKRPA Members: Outsourced Services
Some Distribution Businesses are withdrawing their commercial revenue protection services, meaning that those requiring such services may struggle to find alternative providers. In an effort to help such organisations find alternative provisions, the UKRPA has listed below the names and contact details of the UKRPA members that are able to offer revenue protection services on a commercial basis.
Western Power Distribution
SSE Metering Limited Revenue Services
Electricity North West
ABM Utility Solutions
Please note that, there may be other organisations that are not UKRPA members and who may also be in a position to offer revenue protection services.
UKRPA Newsletter Edition 12
A new bumper edition of the UKRPA Newsletter has now been published.
With information about the new UKRPA Strategy, and more on the UKRPA Conference, the newsletter is a great read.
Response to BBC Article on Merseyside Prosecution Rates
The UKRPA has published its response to the recent BBC News article on the high level of prosecutions for electricity theft in the Merseyside area.
Please download the press release here.
Book Your UKRPA Conference Place Now
The UKRPA National Conference is returning on 29th - 30th June 2016 at Woodside Conference Centre, Kenilworth.
In 2014, the Conference attracted a capacity audience from across the utilities industry.
Early booking is strongly advised! Download your booking form.
Topics at this year’s event will include:
• Smart metering and the impacts on data security
• How are smart meters designed to help prevent meter tampering?
• TRAS – the first three months, and the forward looking plan
• Criminal trends and behaviour
• International case studies
• The benefits of private prosecutions
Download Latest UKRPA Newsletter
The UKRPA newsletter was published in January 2016. Download the latest version here.
Published: UKRPA Constitution v2.2
Proposed amendments to the UKRPA's Constitution were approved at a General meeting held Friday, 22nd January. The approved Constitution is now live and can be downloaded here.