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NEPRA directs power distribution companies to slash their expenses, provide relief to consumers.

ISLAMABAD, 22 May, 2009 (Frontier Star) -- National Electric Power Regulatory Authority National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) is responsible for regulating electricity in Pakistan. External links
  • National Electric Power Regulatory Authority
 (NEPRA) has directed all Power Distribution Companies to cut down their electric power losses and reduce their expenses to provide relief to their consumers besides evolving mechanism to effect recoveries of outstanding dues from private and government consumers. These views were expressed by chairman NEPRA on the occasion of public hearing here Friday. During public hearing process of determination of consumer end tariff for the financial year 2009-10 was reviewed in respect of all distribution companies including Gujranwala Electric Power Company Gujranwala Electric Power Company (GEPCO) is an electric distribution company which supplies electricity to Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan. See also
  • List of electric supply companies in Pakistan
 Ltd (GEPCO), Multan Electric Power Company Multan Electric Power Company (MEPCO) is an electric distribution company which supplies electricity to Multan, Punjab, Pakistan. See also
  • List of electric supply companies in Pakistan
 Ltd (MEPCO), Peshawar Electric Supply Company Ltd (PESCO), Islamabad Electric Supply Company Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) is an electric distribution company which supplies electricity to Islamabad, Pakistan Head Office in Islamabad and Head Office includes many Directorates Planning & Engineering Directorate is one of it. Mr.  Ltd (IESCO), Lahore Electric Supply Company Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) is an electric distribution company which supplies electricity to Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. See also
  • List of electric supply companies in Pakistan
 Ltd (LESCO), Quetta Electric Supply Company Quetta Electric Supply Company (QESCO) is an electric distribution company which supplies electricity to Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan. See also
  • List of electric supply companies in Pakistan
 Ltd (QESCO), and Hyderabad Electric Supply Company. Tariff determination process for the HESCO and Karachi Electric Supply Company was reviewed separately. All the distribution companies sought increase in consumer end tariff. GEPCO demanded average tariff 12 percent, MEPCO 10 percent, PESCO, 8 percent , IESCO, 12 percent, LESCO 10 percent, QESCO 11 percent and HESCO demanded average 19 percent tariff against the tariff determined by NEPRA for the financial year 2008-9. Authority also reviewed the matter of installation of Time of Use (TOU) meters and directed all the distribution companies to complete the process of installation of these meters as early as possible. Introduction of TOU meters will help consumers to benefit from much cheaper off peak hours rates besides reducing the peak demand for distribution companies. Representatives of provincial governments and distribution companies attended the public hearing.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:May 22, 2009
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