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Power Theft Incurs National Exchequer Loss of 45 Billion Rupees: Reveals Nepra Report

ISLAMABAD: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has issued a performance report of power distributions companies for the year 2017-2018.

As per the NEPRA report for the year 2017-2018 no target of line losses, receiving of bills, masses complaints, theft could be achieved while line losses, theft incurred a loss of the huge sum of Rs 46 billion while 36 billion units were also lost.

The NEPRA expressing concerns on load shedding in various areas has stated that no improvement has been made in the performance of PESCO, SEPCO, HESCO and KESCO while outdated old system of power distribution, law and order situation and political interference are declared the main reasons of the bad performance while the power distribution companies did not implement protective measures fully.

The report said that as many as 152 serious incidents of accidents reported by employees dealing with the maintenance work in the previous year.

The power distribution companies used to of conducting unannounced load shedding in various areas and provided false data of the load shedding.

The DISCOs also failed to solve consumers complaints adding that new connections in many areas remained delayed for up to six months.

Regarding providing new connections, the report said that K-electric, KESCO, FESCO, LESCO, PESCO were better at providing the new connections while PESCO, KESCO and K-electric fault rate remained the best.

The report said that losses for supply and distribution have come to the lowest point of 20.4 percent in Karachi while load shedding duration has been declined in Karachi as compared to previous years.