Deterrent for Meter Tampering

Energy theft is a recurring and growing problem, both in the UK and Ireland, which has a direct impact on shippers, distributors and consumers.

The impact can be:

• Gas meter tampering places individuals interfering with the pipework, their families, neighbours and the public at risk of fires and explosions

• It is illegal for Non-professionally trained, un-registered persons to undertake work on the meter; doing so could lead to prosecution of those involved and property owners

• The cost of energy theft is borne by every customer, adding costs to each bill. It is theft, fraud and a criminal offence

• Businesses spend valuable resources, investigating and pursuing legal cases against those involved in tampering. This effort could be spent improving services and investing in the company’s key objectives.


Our partner invests a significant amount on raising public awareness, highlighting the serious safety issues posed by the rise of natural gas meter tampering. It also fits anti-tampering lock devices on the inlet side of previously investigated or suspected tampering situations.


Find out more about this call for innovation here.


The closure date for registering initial interest is 4th October 2018.  Please note office open hours are between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.