Copper theft is a serious problem for North Carolina’s electric cooperatives. This illegal act jeopardizes public safety with the potential to lead to severe injury or even death, and it results in costly damages to the electric utility and outages to the consumer. Be on the lookout for suspicious activity and call 911 if you think you’re witnessing a copper theft. Make note of suspects’ physical and vehicle descriptions, including license plate numbers, and call us at 1.800.222.3107 if you see any evidence of copper theft, like open substation gates or equipment, holes dug under fences and dangling wire. Thank you for being our eyes and ears.