Start-up fights power thieves, pot growers | SmartPlanet
Billions of dollars worth of electricity is stolen each year by folks tapping into power lines to bring free energy into their homes, businesses and increasingly, to their indoor pot growing operations. It’s an incessant global problem that’s expected to get worse as demand for power grows.
Awesense, a Canadian start-up that has remained largely under the radar since its founding in 2009, has launched a service to help utilities curb power losses and recover revenue lost by theft, transformer overloads and other equipment failures.

Start-up fights power thieves, pot growers | SmartPlanet

Billions of dollars worth of electricity is stolen each year by folks tapping into power lines to bring free energy into their homes, businesses and increasingly, to their indoor pot growing operations. It’s an incessant global problem that’s expected to get worse as demand for power grows.

Awesense, a Canadian start-up that has remained largely under the radar since its founding in 2009, has launched a service to help utilities curb power losses and recover revenue lost by theft, transformer overloads and other equipment failures.