Copper Theft at SEMO Electric’s Miner Substation
In recent weeks, a thief broke into SEMO Electric’s Miner substation to steal copper. The person cut a copper ground wire that carried more than 7,200 volts of electricity. It appears the person was spooked and left.
However, the cut damaged hardware in the substation, created an unsafe environment and possible blinks or outages at your home.
Here is the bottom line: Stealing copper from a substation is a stupid idea and worth only a few dollars. Stealing copper from a substation is a felony and could be fatal. SEMO Electric’s lines are energised at 7,200 volts and higher.
The act of copper theft could kill or seriously injure a lineman. Aside from being incredibly dangerous to enter an electric substation and cutting copper wire, it also threatens electric service to you, our members, and is a direct cost to members for repairs.
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