Update February 9, 2016
Calgary Police have arrested two people and charged them with breaking and entering in relation to an incident at a transformer. We’ll continue to support the Calgary Police’s efforts on this and other investigations.
We are committed to the safety of our communities and crews, and helping to ensure a reliable source of electricity.
(Original post December 2015) Recently, we’ve seen a rash of copper thefts from our electrical transformers (those green boxes found in many neighbourhoods) and other electricity infrastructure. This unfortunate trend is caused by people who are willing to risk injury, or possibly death for a few quick, albeit illegal dollars.
This problem isn’t limited to Calgary, and similar thefts are occurring across Alberta and Canada.