Peshawar Electric Power Company

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PESCO
Peshawar Electric Power Company Logo.svg
FormationMarch 22, 1998; 24 years ago (1998-03-22)
TypePublic Utility
HeadquartersWAPDA HOUSE, Peshawar, Pakistan
OwnerGovernment of Pakistan
Engr Muhammad Jabbar Khan[1]
Parent organization
Ministry of Energy (Power Division)
Websitepesco.com.pk

Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO). (Urdu: مشارکتِ برائے ترسیلِ برق پشاور‎), is a public limited company headquartered in Peshawar and provides service of electricity distribution to over 4.2 million consumers of all civil districts of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Pakistan.[2][3][4] PESCO maintains Khyber Pukhtunkhwa’s electricity distribution system via 132, 66, 33 kV sub-transmission lines, sub-stations and 11 kV & 440 V low tension lines with distribution transformers that deliver electricity to the general public and businesses.

History[edit]

Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) was created in 1958 through WAPDA Act, 1958. Prior to this, the electricity supply service in Pakistan was undertaken by different agencies, both in public and private sectors, in different areas. The local areas electricity distribution service was being performed by various Regions of WAPDA. Then the Area Electricity Board (AEB) Peshawar, on the eight AEBs in Pakistan, was established under the scheme of Area Electricity Boards in 1982, in order to provide more autonomy and representation to provincial government, elected representatives, industrialists, agriculturalists, and other interest groups in functions of the AEBs. Peshawar Area Electricity Board was reorganized into one such corporatized entity under the name of Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) with effect from 22-03-1998 after the disbundling of the Water And Power Development Authority.

PESCO Jurisdictions[edit]

PESCO is divided into eight (08) Circles which are further divided into divisions and sub-divisions covering about 1,204,621 Hectares of land in total. PESCO covered area has been distributed as follows:[5]

  • Bannu circle.
  • Hazara-1 circle.
  • Hazara-2 circle.
  • Khyber circle.
  • Mardan circle.
  • Peshawar circle.
  • Swabi circle.
  • Swat circle.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rs5.57 bn power theft in KP during last fiscal". The News International (newspaper). 26 August 2021. Retrieved 30 December 2021.
  2. ^ Report, Bureau (2021-07-21). "Heavy rains disrupt power supply in KP". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2021-08-06.
  3. ^ "Pesco employees demand facilities". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 2021-08-06.
  4. ^ "PESCO forms crisis management cell". The Express Tribune. 2021-07-19. Retrieved 2021-08-06.
  5. ^ "PESCO - Peshawar Electric Supply Company". www.pesco.gov.pk. Retrieved 2021-04-25.