POTENTIAL CONSUMERS

National Transmission & Despatch Company (NTDC) operates and maintains nine 220 KV Grid Stations and twenty three 220 Grid Stations KV transmission line in Pakistan.

Lahore Area Electricity Board was reorganized into a corporatized entity under the name of Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) with effect from 22-03-1998, with the aim of commercialization and eventually privatization.

AREA OF OPERATION:
LESCO's area of responsibility covers Civil Districts of Lahore, Kasur, Okara and Sheikhupura.

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF LESCO:
LESCO comprises of the following six distribution Operation Circles, one Construction and one GSO Circle, as detailed below Operation Circles:
1. North Lahore Circle 5 Divisions / 24 Sub Divisions
2. Central Lahore Circle 6 Divisions /23 Sub Divisions
3. Eastern Lahore Circle 4 Divisions /22 Sub Divisions
4. Okara Circle 5 Divisions / 23 Sub Divisions
5. South-Eastern LHR Circle 5 Divisions /22 Sub Divisions
6. Sheikhupura Circle 5 Divisions / 22 Sub Divisions
Project Construction Circle: 4 Divisions
G.S.O. Circle: 3 Divisions
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Company Profile:
The Karachi Electric Supply Corporation Limited was incorporated on 13th September 1913 under the Indian Companies Act, 1882 as amended to date under the Companies Ordinance 1984. The Corporation is listed on Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad Stock Exchanges. The Government of Pakistan took control of the Corporation by acquiring majority share holdings in 1952. The Ministry of Water and Power looks after the affairs of the Corporation at Federal level.

Business:
The Corporation is principally engaged in generation, transmission and distribution of electric energy to industrial, commercial, agricultural and residential consumers under the Electricity Act, 1910 as amended to date, to its licensed areas. The licensed area of KESC is spread over entire Karachi and its suburbs up to Dhabeji and Gharo in Sindh and over Hub, Uthal, Vindhar and Bela in Baluchistan. The total area covered is around 6000 square Kilometers.

Management:
The Board of Directors decides policy matters of the Corporation. The Managing Director implements the decisions of the Board, as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
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FESCO distributes and supplies electricity to about 2.00 million customers within its service territory with a population of over 15.5 million under a Distribution License granted by National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) pursuant to the Regulation of Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Electric Power Act, 1997 (NEPRA Act). Geographical service area of FESCO comprises Faisalabad, Sargodha, Mianwali, Khushab, Jhang, Bhakker, and T.T Singh districts. FESCO is one of the best electricity distribution companies in Pakistan in terms of operational performance, as it has low degree of distribution losses and a high rate of bill collection. Its main service area is Faisalabad, known as Manchester of Pakistan for its extensive textile industries.

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MEPCO the Multan Electric Power Company is one of the biggest Distribution Company of WAPDA. The Charter of duties of MEPCO is to investigate plan and execute the transmission and Distribution of Power in the Jurisdiction of MEPCO.

MEPCO officer and staff are doing their efforts to make it a modern and progressive organization. Multan Electric Power G. Hd (MEPCO) is one of the eight power distribution companies opening in Pakistan comprising the Power Wing of WAPDA. It's area of operation extract from Sahiwal to D.G.Khan boarding with Sind, Balochistan and NWPF. Hence the larger of the eight companies.

MEPCO endeavors utmost to plan and ensure smooth power supply is its consumers. Its services have been re enforced to make it can enforced and progressive commercial organization.

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IESCO was incorporated on 25th April, 1998 vide company registration No. L09499 of 1997-98 under section 32 and certificate for commencement of business was obtained on 1st June, 1998 under section 146(2) of Companies Ordinance 1984.

Objective:
The main objective of the company is to acquire/take over those properties, rights and liabilities of Pakistan, Water and Power Development Authority comprising of administrative division formally known as the Islamabad Area Electricity Board (AEB)and to carry on, expand and extend the business and activities.

Technical Overview:
IESCO has 78 Grids having total capacity of 1, 950 MVA and distributes the power through 581 feeders.

Operational setup:
To ensure uninterrupted supply of electricity and most intimate customer services IESCO is divided into four Circles, 19 Divisions and 94 Subdivisions. Circle is headed by Superintending Engineers (SEs), Divisions are managed by Executive Engineers (XENs) and Subdivisions are run by Sub Divisional Officers (SDOs). Each division has a Customer Services Officer (CSO).
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The company was formed to take over/acquire all the properties, assets and liabilities of Hyderabad Area Electricity Board owned by Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA). The company was incorporated on 23rd April 1998 and certificate for commencement of business was obtained on 1st July 1998 from NEPRA under section 146(2) of Companies Ordinance 1984.

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The Origin of QESCO:
QESCO had emerged in 1928, as a small power company aimed at providing limited power supply to the restricted area of the Quetta cantonment and a part of the city. The company was supplying power to only about 13500 consumers in 1970 due to its limited generation capacity. The remaining major parts of the province of Blochistan were left in the grip of darkness, and the great potential of agriculture and mineral development could not be exploited.

WAPDA's Takeover of QESCO:
During the 1971, when the load demand of Quetta Cantt. and City was beyond the generating capacity of QESCO, WAPDA took over QESCO as well as the complete power installations in Balochistan.

Development of Infrastructure:
The pace of development gained momentum with the coming in of WAPDA, specially in the Agriculture sector. The load growth increased tremendously. During 1977 WAPDA had to extend National Grid Network through 220 KV & 132 KV transmission lines to Balochistan Province as the generating capacity of the thermal Power Station could not meet the load demand of the area.

QESCO as Distribution Company:
During the last 5 years, WAPDA had been experiencing the worst financial crunch of its history due to multiple reasons; such IPPs, shortfalls in revenue, increase in liabilities, over staffing, inefficiency and lack of commercial approach. Previously there were eight Area Electricity Boards in WAPDA which were responsible for Distribution of Electric Power. As a policy decision of restructuring WAPDA, the Area Boards were converted into separate entities and the Companies were created - Quetta Electric Supply Company Ltd has been incorporated under the Companies Ordinance 1984 on Ist July 1998.

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Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO), located in Peshawar provides service of power distribution to over 2.0 million consumers of all civil districts of N.W.F.P, Pakistan. At PESCO networks, we own and maintain N.W.F.P's electricity distribution system via 132, 66, 33KV sub-transmission lines, sub-stations and 11KV & 440V low tension lines with distribution transformers that deliver electricity to your home or business.

The environment and structure of the power industry throughout the world is undergoing dramatic change. The power sector is moving from monopoly to privatization and from integration to disintegration. To keep pace with this change, the Government of Pakistan approved a Strategic Plan in 1994 as a consequence of which the power wing of WAPDA has been unbundled into 12 Companies for generation, transmission and distribution of electricity.

Peshawar Area Electricity Board was reorganized into one such corporatized entity under the name of Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) with effect from 22-03-1998, with the aim of commercialization and eventually privatization.

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