29 June 2018
Copper thefts : Elia steps up surveillance of overhead lines and calls on local residents to be vigilant
In recent weeks there has been a wave of copper thefts from Elia's high-voltage grid. Each time the earth wire was cut down and stolen. The thefts occurred in the Belgian provinces of Luxembourg and Flemish Brabant. Elia is stepping up its surveillance of the grid and calling on local residents to inform the police about any abnormal activity near high-voltage lines. The thefts were noticed in the course of scheduled inspections carried out by Elia ground and helicopter patrol teams.