Study of Electricity Theft Impact on the Economy of a Regulated Electricity Company
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The Electricity theft is an economic issue for the electricity company due to unbilled revenue of consumers who commit such action. In a regulated scenario the company needs to fit within the laws of a regulatory agency (ANEEL in Brazil) and the loss of revenue is a problem that can compromise the compliance with regulatory targets and business efficiency. The objective of this article is to analyze how the energy theft impacts on the economy of the regulated company, consumers and society as a whole. Through the economic model Tarot (Optimized Tariff) it was possible through a concise and comprehensive manner to analyze the regulated electricity market using simulations and discover in which points the company operates optimally and through it to determine the economic indicators.