Reduce Electricity Cost?

Does the electricity meter count power used if I only used the live wire and channeled it to an independent earth pit?
In other words, I do not complete the cycle with the grid? Power comes in through the live, through meter then to earth?

orksecurity7 years ago
No, you can't steal electricity that way. All they need to meter is the hot line; if there's current going through that, you're using power and you get billed for it. (In fact, the normal circuit IS from meter to house to an earth ground.)