IESCO Tops NEPRA’s Performance Evaluation Rankings

National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has declared Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) as the best performing distribution company among all DISCOs in Pakistan.

K-Electric ranking moved up to 5th position while Quetta Electric Supply Company (QESCO) ranked last in overall performance. NEPRA blamed DISCOs of providing fake data and the sub-standard performance of DISCOS caused losses of Rs. 111 billion in 2016-17.

NEPRA released Performance Evaluation Report of DISCOs and K Electric for the Financial year 2016-17. It was formulated under Performance Standards Distribution Rules (PSDR) 2005. Each distribution company is required to submit an annual Performance Report (APR) in a prescribed format to NEPRA.

This report is based on four parameters; T&D Losses, Recovery, Time Frame for New Connections and Safety. Each parameter is given 25 marks.

DISCO Marks Ranking
Islamabad Electric Supply 75 1st
Gujranwala Electric Supply 71 2nd
Lahore Electric Supply 71 3rd
Multan Electric Power 70 4th
K-Electric 69 5th
Faisalabad Electric Supply 65 6th
Peshawar Electricity Supply 63 7th
Sukkur Electric Power 57 8th
Hyderabad Electric Supply 55 9th
Quetta Electric Supply 44 10th

 

Fake ReportingIssue

NEPRA disclosed that DISCOs and K Electric provided fake and misleading reports regarding their performance. NEPRA will now take legal action on DISCOs involved in misreporting.

NEPRA penalized Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO), Gujranwala Electric Power Company (GEPCO), Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO), Sukkur Electric Power Company (SEPCO) and Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) on this issue while proceedings against Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) and K Electric (KE) are under process.

DISCOs and T &D Losses

On the recovery side, SEPCO has achieved a 110% recovery ratio. This performance surprised NEPRA and the authority has inquired SEPCO to submit the details of measures taken to achieve such a high percentage of recovery.

IESCO & LESCO have maintained their recovery positions recovered 100% of their dues. GEPCO, FESCO, MEPCO, and HESCO have achieved more than 95% recoveries. This performance of recovery accumulates to more than Rs 76 billion.

Accidents and Safety

The safety standard of DISCOs is also on the lower side. During 2016-17 there were 174 fatal accidents out of which 83 were employees and 64 were common citizens. The highest number of fatal accidents were reported by LESCO – 29 deaths including 13 employees and 16 citizens.


  • About KE fail to understand why Net Metering/Reverse Metering is not allowed by KE. LESCO was the first to initiate with several installations. Appreciate your consideration, and revision of the metering (meter) of KE which should be tamper proof, but should offer faith/trust of the consumer. I failed to lodge my request for upgradation of 3Phase Meter at Home, which is still searching where to send the request for this upgradation. Please help.

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