Timelines Prescribed for Change of Name, Load and other Particulars in Electric Connections

Reform Description  NEPRA has Prescribed Robust Timelines for Change of Name, Load and other Particulars in Electric Connections

Before: For different categories of electric connections, change of name, load and other particulars used to take a long time since there was no timeline present to complete the process.

After: Efficient timelines for all categories  of electric connections have been added in the Consumer Service Manual of NEPRA to facilitate consumers

Sector  All Sectors
Beneficiaries All Businesses/Consumers
Jurisdiction/Location  Federal (Entire Pakistan)
Department  Ministry of Energy, National Electric Power Regulatory Authority
 

Details

 

Difficulty

  • Without any timeline to change the particulars such as name, load etc., in the electric connection the process used to take a lot of time which was in collision with the ease of doing business.
 

Analysis

  • To introduce the change of name, load and other particulars for electricity connections in Consumer Service Manual an online meeting of all the representatives of all the distribution companies was held. Wherein it was deliberated that there shall be timelines for the change in the particulars of the electric connections.
 

Solution 

  • Accordingly, under a new amendment the timelines for all the five electric connection categories were added in the Consumer Service Manual of NEPRA. Now, the category I, II, and III under which 90% of the SMEs fall have a timeline minimum of 30 days (for category-I) and a maximum of 58 days (for category-III).

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