Show cause notices to CEOs SEPCO, HESCO & QUESCO

Non compliance of directions

Mohammad Arshad

Islamabad

Federal Minister for Power Division Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Laghari, Thursday, directed to issue final warning and show cause to Chief Executive Officer Peshawar Electric Supply Company, Shabbir Ahmed on non-compliance of directions regarding accurate meter reading and consumer billing.
The Federal Minister issued the directions in a review meeting attended by the officials of the Power Division, PEPCO, PITC, AEDB and other concerned organizations. The Minister directed to issue show caused notices to CEOs of SEPCO, HESCO and QUESCO for poor performance regarding accurate mobile meter reading and directed them to fix responsibilities on the poorest five performing sub division officers under the existing rules.
Laghari appreciated CEOs of FESCO and MEPCO for achieving 99% accuracy in mobile meter reading. He also directed to issue displeasure to CEOs of QUESCO and SPECO for not displaying load and other related information for facilitation of Net Metering on their websites.
Minister directed that 100% meter reading for Agriculture tube well in MEPCO region from this month i.e. November 2017 shall be through Automated Meter Information to ensure 100% accuracy. There are 43000 AMI meters already installed in MEPCO region for agricultural tube wells.
It was further directed that SMS must be sent to the agricultural consumers regarding the meter reading in time so that they should have complete record of their energy consumption.
The Federal Minister for Power Division directed that SMS service for consumers for dissemination of information regarding meter reading, bill and electricity related matters be initiated in all DISCOs on the pattern of IESCO’s Roshni services.
Laghari directed to develop a smart phone application for consumers which can help them to get information regarding load management, shut down etc of their respective feeders besides their own electricity bills.

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