Stealing wire and equipment from electric utilities is dangerous, illegal and must
be reported. Metal theft can cause:
- Power surges or outages
- Injury to an innocent person coming in contact with tampered equipment
Steps We're Taking
We are working with law enforcement, community
leaders, and scrap metal centers to raise awareness of metal theft dangers.
What You Can Do
If you have information on copper theft activity call our toll-free confidential
hotline at 1-866-747-5845, or contact your local law enforcement agency.
Appalachian Power offers a reward up to $5,000 for information that leads to the
arrest and conviction of copper thieves.