Multan Electric Power Company

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Multan Electric Power Company
مشارکتِ ملتان برائے ترسیلِ برق
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Agency overview
Formed14 May 1998
TypePower and Hydrology
JurisdictionFederal Government of Pakistan
HeadquartersMultan Electric Power Company, Multan, Pakistan
Parent agencyMinistry of Water and Power
Websitewww.mepco.com.pk

MEPCO (Multan Electric Power Company) (Urdu: مشارکتِ ملتان برائے ترسیلِ برق) is an electric distribution company which supplies electricity to 13 districts of South Punjab, Pakistan. This company generates electric power from water (hydro-electric power) and distributes it to approximately 34 million people of the area. Multan Electric Power Company was founded in 1998. MEPCO is licensee who has been granted license by the NEPRA for distribution of electricity exclusively to service territory spread over 13 administrative districts of Southern Punjab.

History[edit]

On 14 May 1998, Government of Pakistan decided to go with corporatization of the energy sector in Pakistan. MEPCO was established to acquire all properties, rights, assets, obligations and liabilities of defunct Multan Area Electricity Board, grid stations and transmission lines of the supply system. After 21 years of service in 2020, MEPCO has been directly and exclusively supplying electricity to 34 Million people of 13 districts of South Punjab.[1]

MEPCO Operations[edit]

MEPCO is the largest power distribution company in Pakistan operating exclusively in 13 administrative districts of southern Punjab i.e. Multan, Muzaffargarh, Layyah, Dera Ghazi Khan, Taunsa Sharif, Shadan Lound, Kot Addu, Tribal area of Dera Ghazi Khan, Fort Manro, Rajanpur, Lodhran, Basti Maluk, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanewal, Sahiwal, Pakpattan, Vehari and Bahawalnagar. In other words, it covers 50 constituencies of National Assembly of Pakistan and 104 constituencies of Punjab Assembly. The service territory of the company is mostly rural, so its customers profile is heavily dominated by domestic category and that too by life line customers.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Multan Electric Power Company News The Express Tribune (newspaper)
  2. ^ Shakeel Ahmad (2 August 2014). "Projects launched to resolve power supply issues: MEPCO (Multan Electric Power Company)". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 24 February 2020.