PEPCO (Pakistan Power Electric Company) holds the jurisdiction and is responsible for the distribution of electricity in their particular assigned territories. Distribution Company (DISCO) is a company that serves under PEPCO for the distribution of electricity.
The following are the Distribution Companies (DISCO) serving 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), found in 1998, is an electric distribution company that supplies power to the divisions of Faisalabad, Sargodha, Mianwali, Khushab, Chiniot, Bhakkar, Toba Tek Singh, and Jhang in Pakistan. They produce electric power from water (hydro-electric power) and distributes it to 4.01 million consumers of the districts.
Gujranwala Electric Power Company
Gujranwala Electric Power Company (GEPCO) is responsible for the supply of electric power in the regions of Gujranwala Punjab, Pakistan. This electricity distribution company holds the command to the supply of electricity to Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, Gujrat, and Mandi Bahauddin Districts.
Hyderabad Electric Supply Company
Hyderabad Electric Supply Company or also referred to as HESCO is a distribution company that provides power to all the divisions of Sindh, Pakistan. except for Karachi.
Hyderabad had an Area Electricity Board (AEB) as one of the eight AEBs constituted through amendments in WAPDA Act during 1981. Later, when Pakistan’s Government passed the renovation of the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) power sector in April 1998, the responsibilities of the Hyderabad Area Electricity Board fell to Hyderabad Electric Supply Company. HESCO is owned and influenced by WAPDA though.
Sukkur Electric Power Company
The distribution company known as SEPCO (Sukkur Electric Power Company) has been formed by splitting HESCO so that the areas of functioning that were under the jurisdiction of HESCO all together have now been arranged between two DISCOs’. SEPCO is a recently created company. HESCO resigned its historical limits which now fall under the supervision of SEPCO.
The states that are now under the distribution system of the SEPCO consist of:
The new distribution system of the HESCO also maintains three operation circles:
- HYDERABAD –I
- HYDERABAD –II
Islamabad Electric Supply Company
Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) was found in 1998. This electric utility supply company was set to acquire the assets, roles, and duties of the preceding Islamabad Area Electricity Board, which was then an element of WAPDA.
IESCO’s core function is to produce, distribute and sell power within the area of Jhelum to Attock, and from Indus River to Neelam Valley in Kashmir. It aids 2.8 million consumers directly but connects with over 25 million people living within the 6 districts.
K-Electric (KE) (earlier known as Karachi Electric Supply Company) is a Pakistani privately-owned and vertically-integrated electricity distribution company that manages the creation, transmission, and distribution of energy to consumers. This electric supply company based in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.
KE supplies power to Pakistan’s largest city and economic hub, Karachi, home to an estimated 22 million people and its network has developed a lot over 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 elevation surveys, solar consultancy, and outreach and awareness programs.
Lahore Electric Supply Company
Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) is accountable for the supply of electricity to the divisions of Lahore, Kasur, Okara, Sheikhupura, and Nankana.
LESCO falls under the jurisdiction of the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA). LESCO organization came to be in the year 2001 in the wake of the separation of the WAPDA structure. Before that, it was known as Lahore Area Electricity Board (AEB). Its transmission organization contained sixty-eight 132 kV and fourteen 66 kV substations and in 2013-14, there were one thirty-four 132kV and seven 66kV substations.
Multan Electric Power Company
MEPCO (Multan Electric Power Company) MEPCO is the largest power distribution company in Pakistan, it supplies power to 13 regions of South Punjab, Pakistan. This company generates electric power from water (hydro-electric power) and distributes it to approximately 34 million people in the area. Multan Electric Power Company was founded in 1998.
It functions particularly in 13 administrative of southern districts of Punjab i.e. Multan, Muzaffargarh, Layyah, Sahiwal, Rajanpur, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanewal, Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakpattan, Vehari, and Lodhran.
Peshawar Electric Supply Company
Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO), fulfills the service of power distribution to over 2.6 million users of all civil regions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. PESCO networks control KPK’s power circulation system through 132, 66, 33 kV sub-transmission lines, substations, and 11 kV & 440 V low tension lines with distribution transformers that carry electricity to your home or business.
Quetta Electric Supply Company
Quetta Electric Supply Company (QESCO) supplies and holds control power to the city of Quetta, Pakistan. This electric distribution company is now deemed as a Private Organization on shifting over from the Public to Private Sector. The company deals with the Electric Supply System in the whole Balochistan minus District Lasbela.
Tribal Electric Supply Company
Tribal Electric Supply Company (TESCO) is responsible for the electricity distribtion to FATA, Pakistan. The area of control for TESCO reaches 1200 KM approx. It consists of seven agencies and FRs that are situated along the Afghanistan boundary.
These agencies and FR’s are:
- Kurram Agency
- Orakzai Agency
- Khyber Agency
- North Waziristan Agency
- South Waziristan Agency
- Bajaur Agency
- Mohmand Agency
- FR Peshawar
- FR Kohat
- FR Bannu
- FR Lakki
- FR Dera Ismail Khan
- FR Tank.
This is all the knowledge you needed to know about The Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCO) operating in Pakistan.