NEPRA to hold public hearing on overbilling, other complaints
National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has decided to hold a public hearing on the matter of overbilling and consumers’ complaints from various electricity distribution companies, reported 24News HD TV channel on Sunday.
In order to sort out the overbilling and other consumers’ complaints, the authority will hold a public hearing on the billing issue on September 30.
Earlier, Energy Minister Hammad Azhar took notice of overbilling and ordered an inquiry into the matter.
According to bills reviewed by the concerned people, Karachi’s K-Electric (KE), Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO), Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO), Multan Electric Power Company (MEPCO), Gujranwala Electric Power Company (GEPCO), and the Sukkur Electric Power Company (SEPCO) have billed their customers for more than the allowed 31 days in one month on more than one occasion.
Sources said bills were sent on the basis of 37-days instead of the scheduled 31 days.
Reporter: Awais Kiyani