The load limiter is simply an automatic circuit breaker. The only difference between load limiter and circuit breaker lies in the degree of accuracy in response to an excess current. It enables electricity to be sold to consumers with low electricity consumption levels, on a secure and affordable basis. It provides significant capital and running cost advantages over kilowatt-hour meters and additional benefits including demand-side management. If the current exceeds the prescribed limit, the load limiter automatically disconnects the supply. It automatically resets and can therefore be mounted in an inaccessible place, such as on the service pole. This reduces problems of electricity theft.