Apparently the voltage isn't high enough on these feader lines.
distribute at 4160 or 16kv and this wouldn't be a problem for long
I'm betting it's only a matter of time before Mexico starts stringing wire and cables to US locations for free electricity.
Instead of just cutting the illegal lines, why don't they follow them to the culprits, and put on the cuffs?
Can someone explain to me why Mexico and the Mexicans are now, and always have been, so decrepit and backward? It is beyond my comprehension, given that they've lived next door to the greatest nation in the history of the planet for over two hundred years. You'd think they'd have picked up some good ideas along the way from their neighbor to the north, rather than the worst behaviors of their screwed up neighbors to their south. What's the basis of their problem? Inquiring minds want to know...
I think they would be harder to tap into if they just buried the cable.
Still, there is some poetic justice to this. Legal power consumers complaining about how illegal activity is causing them to have to pay more for their services. Well welcome to California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.
Mexico is a rather wealthy nation. What a pity it is run into the ground by the elites.
When you don't enforce the law...
What is happening is that the peons are paying for their stolen electricty but not paying the electric company. It is electric company and government employees who are setting up the power taps and charging the users for doing so. They rationalize that the power comes from the public entity and they can take it and sell it.
Just check your local Mexican landscapping crews. They all think it is perfectly acceptable in the US to blow leaves out into the street because the street is a public asset.
Here, the real thieves are electric company employees and no one is going to stop them because they are related to company officials and government folks and kick back to them a portion of the peons' pesos.
This is why many Freepers idea of an electric fence is doomed. There would be extension cords running all the way to Mexico City.
The power company should send an announcement to all paying customers that on a specified day and time they are to disconnnect from the grid for 5 minutes. When the time comes, the power company should up the voltage going through their lines by 50%. That will fry every appliance still attached to the grid. If the power thieves have no more appliances, they won't need to steal the juice.