NEPRA imposes Rs 10m fine on K-Electric
ISLAMABAD: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Friday imposed a fine of Rs. 10 million on K-electric for failure to provide uninterrupted electric power services to its consumers and deliberately under utilizing its available generation capacity. Earlier in June 2015, extended hours of load shedding, system failures and power supply breakdowns were noted in the service territory of K-Electric, resulting in serious complaints by the consumers of K-Electric, said a press release.
The Authority constituted a fact-finding committee to collect necessary information and submit a report of its findings. After considering the recommendations and information submitted by the Committee, the Authority issued a Show Cause notice to KE. KE was given reasonable opportunity to respond and after hearing and considering the response and the comprehensive investment plan submitted by KE, the Authority passed following decision; In respect of failure to provide uninterrupted electric power services and restore the power of affected consumers within reasonable time, the Authority hereby impose a fine of Rs. 5 (Five) Million to be paid by KE within thirty days of issuance of this decision. In respect of underutilization of its available generation capacity, the Authority hereby impose a fine of Rs. 5 (Five) Million to be paid by KE within thirty days of issuance of this decision.