World-first electrical cable theft solution unveiled

The end of electrical copper theft and lucrative illegal copper sales
NELSPRUIT, South Africa - Dec. 28, 2023 - PRLog -- Electrical cable copper theft is rampant. Theft occurs widely and constantly and is costing the country a fortune in direct and downstream losses.
But it gets worse: green energy generation will force us to use more copper. Conventional power generation uses .5 ton of copper per megawatt while wind power generation uses 3.6 ton per megawatt (7 times more copper) and solar power generation uses 4.5 ton per megawatt (9 times more copper) per megawatt.

Compounding that, a 10 million ton per year shortage is projected in 2028. We are just not mining copper fast enough and the ore quality is not as good as it used to be.
But there is more: the copper price is approaching $10,000 per ton2 and unemployment is rife. This will get much worse as all prices increase.

CableDNA - a South African company - has now unveiled a revolutionary cable identification method to overcome the cable theft problem by making copper permanently identifyable. Cables (even already installed cables) are infused with a fluid that contains unique microscopic identifiers that can withstand being burnt, being granulated and being melted into ingots.
This approach will make cables treated by CableDNA too risky to steal, buy or sell because effective prosecution of thieves and illegal copper dealers will be inevitable.

"This is a revolutionary step in the right direction", an industry CEO said. "The world desperately needs solutions like this."

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