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National Electric Power Regulatory Authority

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National Electric Power Regulatory Authority
قومی مقتدرہ ضابطہِ توانائیِ برقی
Agency overview
FormedDecember 16, 1997; 26 years ago (1997-12-16)
TypeElectricity Supply in Pakistan
JurisdictionGovernment of Pakistan
HeadquartersIslamabad Capital Territory Pakistan
Employees325 (as of 1 April 2016)[1]
Agency executive
  • Waseem Mukhtar, Chairman of NEPRA

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Urdu: قومی مقتدرہ ضابطہِ توانائیِ برقی, abbreviated as NEPRA) is responsible for regulating the electricity supply in Pakistan.[2][3] It is also responsible for issuing licences for generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, establishing and enforcing standards to ensure quality and safety of operation and supply of electric power to consumers; approving investment and power acquisition programs of utility companies; and determining tariffs for the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power.[4] NEPRA was created when the Parliament of Pakistan passed the Regulation of Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Electric Power Act, 1997.[5]


NEPRA consists of a chairman appointed by the Federal Government and four members from each of the four provinces of Pakistan.[6]

There is also a vice-chairman of the Authority, appointed from among the Members for a period of one year, by rotation.[6]

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  1. ^ "National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA)". ERRA. Retrieved 2021-10-21.
  2. ^ Power tariff rise for Lahore, Gujranwala consumers approved by NEPRA Business Recorder (newspaper), Published 3 April 2013, Retrieved 24 February 2020
  3. ^ Syed Akhtar Ali (14 August 2019). "Reforming regulators NEPRA and OGRA". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Pakistan - National Electric Power Regulatory Authority, NEPRA". socialprotection.org. Retrieved 2021-10-21.
  5. ^ "ACT NO. XL OF 1997" (PDF). 16 December 1997. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "NEPRA | Authority". NEPRA. Retrieved 2021-10-21.

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