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DG NEPRA assures industrialists not charging for shutting down PMT, substations

DG NEPRA assures industrialists not charging for shutting down PMT, substations

KARACHI: DG National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) Consumer Affairs, Naveed Elahi Shaikh, has assured the industrialists of Karachi that if any consumer has owned substation requests to Distribution company (DISCO) for shut down due to reason including the maintenance of machinery etc. the Distribution company will consider to shut down the PMT & substation without any charges. However, the consumer is required to submit a written three days’ prior the schedule shut down and in case of fire at a business location, the electricity can be temporarily restored if the distribution company is satisfied.

DG NEPRA, while discussing with a delegation comprising President North Karachi Association of Trade & Industry (NKATI) Faisal Moiz Khan, SVP Shabbir Ismail and member Shahab Ali Akram at his office in Islamabad, said that NEPRA has included that clause in the schedule for implementation, so that the business and industrial community don’t face any difficulties.

Faisal Moiz Khan and Shabbir Ismail informed to DG NEPRA that in case of fire at the business venue, power not restored even after several days, causing serious business losses. Therefore, K-Electric should be instructed to ensure that power is restored to the affected business premises as soon as possible after making necessary arrangements.

In response, DG NEPRA said that if the situation at the site of the fire return to normal, K-Electric could temporarily restore power if satisfied.

NKATI delegation also requested that in the cottage industry, commercial meters are installed, which should be converted into industrial meters. DG NEPRA assured that the commercial meters of cottage industry would be converted into industrial meters.