NEPRA Increases Electricity Unit price in Pakistan

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) was founded in 1997 under Section 3 of the Regulation of Generation, Transmission, and Distribution of Electric Power Act to primarily control the supply of electric power services in Pakistan. NEPRA’s function and duties have been reformed by the Regulation of Generation, Transmission, and Distribution of Electric Power (Amendment) Act, 2018 [Act No. XII of 2018] (The Act).

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) was established to bring transparent and rational economic control to Pakistan’s electric power sector based on reasonable commercial principles. NEPRA shows the country’s will to join the new age as a free-enterprise nation devoted to achieving its social goals of increasing people’s quality of life and providing growth and development opportunities.

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National Electric Power Regulatory Authority Functions

The Authority’s powers and functions are outlined in The Act

Decide tariffs, rates, charges, and other terms and conditions for generating, transmitting, and distributing electric power and recommend them to the Federal Government for notice.

Licenses granted under this Act:

  • Specify the methods and requirements for registering those who provide electricity.
  • Assist and support the Federal Government in developing a national energy plan.
  • To provide adequate liquidity in the electricity markets, establish efficient tariff structures and market architecture.

3. Performance requirements for generation businesses and people licensed or registered under this Act must be specified and enforced.

4. accounting criteria and a standardized accounting system for generating firms and people licensed or registered under this Act.

5. To avoid any negative impact on the operation of electric power services and to ensure a continuous and adequate provision of such services, assess the organizational affairs of generation firms and people licensed or registered under this Act.

6. urge generating businesses and people licensed or registered under this Act to follow a consistent industry code of conduct.

7. Tender advice for government projects

8. Report on the actions of generation businesses and people licensed or registered under this Act to the Federal Government.

NEPRA Chairman

Mr. Tauseef H. Farooqi became Chairman of NEPRA on August 5, 2019. Mr. Farooqi holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Engineering and Technology in Lahore, an MBA from the Lahore University of Management Sciences, and an Executive Program in Management degree from the world-renowned Columbia Business School in the United States.

Mr. Farooqi has over 27 years of Techno Commercial expertise, specializing in the Commercial/Business side of IPP/IWPP projects. He began his career with WAPDA in 1991 and has had the unique opportunity to work on technical and financial sides. From 1997 to 2000, he worked with international companies in the power, water, and energy sectors on multi-billion-dollar projects, including Pakistan’s biggest Kott-Addu Power Plant.

Since 2000, he has built the top three (3) IWPP projects in Abu Dhabi, first with CMS Energy of the United States on Taweelah A2 (710 MW and 50 MIGD, a 750-million-dollar project) and Shuweihat S1 (710 MW and 50 MIGD, a 750-million-dollar project) (1500 MW and 100 MIGD, a 1.5 Billion USD Project). In 2005, he joined Marubeni of Japan in Taweelah B, Abu Dhabi’s giant power plant, on their most significant investment outside of Japan (2000 MW and 160 MIGD, a 3 Billion USD Project).

NEPRA Complaint Numbers

  1. Head Office:
    Address: NEPRA Tower Attaturk Avenue (East), Sector G-5/1, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Phone No: +92 51 2013200
    +92 51 9210215
    E-mail: [email protected]
  2. Chairman:
    Mr. Tauseef H. Farooqi
    Phone No: +92 51 9220902
    E-mail: [email protected]
  3. Registrar:
    Address: NEPRA Tower Attaturk Avenue (East), Sector G-5/1, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Phone No: +92 51 9206500
    +92 51 2600026
    E-mail: [email protected]
  4. DG Consumer Affairs Division:

Address: NEPRA Tower Attaturk Avenue (East), Sector G-5/1, Islamabad, Pakistan

Phone No: +92 51 2013200

+92 51 2600021

E-mail: [email protected]

By Mirza

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