Distribution Company (DISCO) is a company that works under PEPCO (Pakistan Power Electric Company) that holds command and is responsible for the distribution of electricity in their respective allocated areas.
Here are the following Distribution Companies (DISCO) operating in Pakistan:
- Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO)
- Gujranwala Electric Power Company (GEPCO)
- Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO)
- Sukkur Electric Power Company (SEPCO)
- Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO)
- K-Electric (formerly known as KESC)
- Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO)
- Multan Electric Power Company (MEPCO)
- Peshawar Electric Power Company (PESCO)
- Quetta Electric Supply Company (QESCO)
- Tribal Electric Supply Company (TESCO)
Faisalabad Electric Supply Company
Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) is an electric distribution company that was founded in 1998. It supplies electricity to the districts of Faisalabad, Sargodha, Mianwali, Khushab, Jhang, Bhakkar, Toba Tek Singh, and Chiniot in Pakistan. This company generates electric power from water (hydro-electric power) and distributes it to 4.01 million consumers of the area.
Gujranwala Electric Power Company
Gujranwala Electric Power Company (GEPCO) is an electric distribution company which supplies electricity to Gujranwala Region, Punjab, Pakistan. The jurisdiction of the company includes Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, Gujrat and Mandi Bahauddin Districts.
Hyderabad Electric Supply Company
Hyderabad Electric Supply Company or also known as HESCO is an electric distribution company which supplies electricity to all the districts of Sindh in Pakistan, excluding Karachi.
Hyderabad had an Area Electricity Board (AEB) as one of the eight AEBs constituted through amendments in WAPDA Act during 1981. Later on as the Government of Pakistan approved the revamping of the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) power sector in April 1998, the Hyderabad Electric Supply Company took over responsibilities of the Hyderabad Area Electricity Board. Hyderabad Electric Supply Company is owned and operated by WAPDA though.
Sukkur Electric Power Company
The distribution company SEPCO (Sukkur Electric Power Company) has been formed by bifurcating HESCO (modified) so that the areas of operation that were entirely under the jurisdiction of HESCO have now been divided between the two DISCOs. SEPCO is a newly created company. HESCO has surrendered its historical limits which now fall under the jurisdiction of SEPCO.
The areas that are now under the distribution system of the SEPCO consist of three operation circles namely:
The new distribution system of the HESCO (modified) also retains three operation circles, namely:
- HYDERABAD – I
- HYDERABAD – II
Islamabad Electric Supply Company
Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) is an electric utility company in Islamabad, incorporated in 1998. IESCO was formed in 1998 to take over the assets, functions and responsibilities of the erstwhile Islamabad Area Electricity Board, which was then a division of WAPDA. IESCO’s core function is to supply, distribute and sell power (electricity) in the area from Attock to Jhelum, and from the river Indus to River Neelum in Kashmir. It services 2.8 million consumers directly, but touches the lives of more than 25 million people living in the 6 districts.
K-Electric (KE) (formerly known as Karachi Electric Supply Company) is a Pakistani investor-owned utility managing all three key stages – generation, transmission and distribution – of producing and delivering energy to consumers. This is a Pakistani electric supply company, based in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. K-Electric is a privately-owned and vertically-integrated electricity distribution company.
KE supplies power to Pakistan’s largest city and economic hub, Karachi, home to an estimated 22 million people (as of 2018). The company has a customer account base of over 2.5 million, and around 10,000 employees. KE engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric energy to industrial, commercial, agricultural and residential areas that fall under its network. In January 2018, the utility also initiated the process of distributed generation under a net metering program. KE’s network has improved multiple folds over the course of many years: projects like Aerial Bundled Cabling (ABC) to improve secondary distribution systems and reduce power thefts and energy efficiency and renewable programs for KE consumers, including energy audits, power factor improvement surveys, solar consultancy and outreach and awareness programs.
Lahore Electric Supply Company
Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) is an electric distribution company that supplies electricity to the districts of Lahore, Okara, Sheikhupura, Nankana and Kasur in Pakistan.
LESCO comes under the main organization Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA). LESCO organization appeared in the year of 2001 in the wake of unbundling of WAPDA framework, prior it was known as Lahore Area Electricity Board (AEB). Its circulation organization contained sixty eight 132 kV and fourteen 66 kV sub-stations and in the year 2013-14 there were one thirty four 132kV and seven 66kV substations.
Multan Electric Power Company
MEPCO (Multan Electric Power Company) is an electric distribution company which supplies electricity to 13 districts of South Punjab, Pakistan. This company generates electric power from water (hydro-electric power) and distributes it to approximately 34 million people of the area. Multan Electric Power Company was founded in 1998. MEPCO is the largest power distribution company in Pakistan operating exclusively in 13 administrative districts of southern Punjab i.e. Multan, Muzaffargarh, Layyah, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Lodhran, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanewal, Sahiwal, Pakpattan, Vehari and Bahawalnagar. It is also a licensee who has been granted license by the NEPRA for distribution of electricity exclusively to service territory spread over 13 administrative districts of Southern Punjab.
Peshawar Electric Supply Company
Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO), located in Peshawar provides service of power distribution to over 2.6 million consumers of all civil districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. PESCO networks own and maintain Khyber Pukhtunkhwa’s electricity distribution system via 132, 66, 33 kV sub-transmission lines, substations and 11 kV & 440 V low tension lines with distribution transformers that deliver electricity to your home or business.
Quetta Electric Supply Company
Quetta Electric Supply Company (QESCO) is an electric distribution company which supplies electricity to the city of Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan. QESCO now acts as a Private Organization on switching over from Public to Private Sector. The company deals with the Power Supply System in the whole Balochistan less District Lasbela.
Tribal Electric Supply Company
Tribal Electric Supply Company (TESCO) is an electric distribution company which supplies electricity to FATA, Pakistan. The area of jurisdiction of TESCO reaches about 1200 KM. It consists of seven agencies and FRs that are situated along Afghanistan boundary. The seven agencies are Kurram Agency, Orakzai Agency, Khyber Agency, North Waziristan Agency, South Waziristan Agency, Bajaur Agency and Mohmand Agency. And the FRs are FR Peshawar, FR Kohat, FR Bannu, FR Lakki, FR Dera Ismail Khan and FR Tank.
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