If the consumer sells the premises where the connection is installed, it shall be obligatory upon the new owner to apply to KE for a change of name. Such an application shall be accompanied by written consent of the previous owner regarding transfer of the security deposit in the name of the new owner.You can get your name updated on the bill by providing the following documents:
- Sales agreement / Sales Deed / Sub Lease / Mutation Letter
- CNIC copy
- Last paid bill
- NOC on Rs. 100 bond paper from applicant
Additional documents for Industries only:
- Trade licence
- NTN certificate
Additional documents in case of tenant:
- Tenancy agreement
- CNIC copy of owner
Additional documents for Kachi Abadi:
- Reference letter of Town Nazim. Copies of documents must be attested by Gazette officer. Original documents should be brought to the IBC at the time of submission of application.
The collection of the TV license fee through electricity bills was introduced by the Government of Pakistan through the Finance Act 2005. Pursuant to this, KE has been a collecting agent for the TV License Fee since May 2008.Under this Act, there is a simple procedure already in place for the elimination of the TV License Fee through submission of a self-declaration form at one of KE’s Integrated Business Centres.
KE has devised a strategy based on two key drivers:
- Theft (illegal kunda connections)
- Recovery ratios (bill payment by consumers)
Aggregate Technical and Commercial Losses (ATCL) determines how many hours of load-shed will be planned for each zone.
KE has divided Karachi into four zones:
Currently, 61% of Karachi, including low loss residential areas and industrial zones, is exempted from load-shed (as of Jan 2015). In 2008-2009, only 28% of the city was exempted from load-shed. We can’t continue to provide uninterrupted supply in areas where we don’t get paid for the services we provide.
Most certainly. If consumers in an area support KE in combatting theft and duly pay their bills, then as per KE policy they will be moved to a lower loss zone depending on the losses reduced and hence face a lower duration of load-shed.Analysis of the area Aggregate Technical and Commercial Losses (ATCL) is conducted after every three months, whereby depending upon the losses in the area, the load-shed duration is applied.
KE has also initiated Project Ujala whereby the utility collaborates with communities across Karachi to install ABCs and low-cost meters for those consumers who were previously abstracting power illegally. Community support is proving to be a sustainable way to not only combat theft but also improve the quality of life for the communities and residents concerned.
KE has also launched the low-cost meter drive in various areas of Karachi, whereby consumers who are currently not part of our network are encouraged to convert to low-cost meters without risk of any prosecution for power theft or illegal abstraction.
KE has launched the Smart Grid project, which allows monitoring of electricity remotely and will have a major impact on controlling electricity theft. The project is currently in its pilot phase in North Karachi; we plan on expanding it across Karachi.
KE regularly conducts kunda removal operations in various areas, regular updates of which are made to the consumers via our communication channels (including social media).
KE also conducted crackdowns against defaulters and power thieves with the ‘Name and Shame’ campaign in 2011-2012 and Operation Burq in 2015-2016.
Community support is vital to reduce theft in an area. While KE has taken various initiatives to control theft, only in areas where the community has joined KE’s efforts has there been a sustainable solution for reducing theft. This in turn benefits the residents of the locality in the form of reduction in load-shed and faults.
Retail tax has been applied as per S.R.O. 608(I)/2014 issued through notification no. CCIR/RTO-II/SO-VI/SRO.608/2014-15/921. GST on retailers will be charged as follows:-
- 5% on taxable amount – if net amount payable is up to Rs. 20,000/=
- 7.5 % if net amount payable is greater than Rs. 20,000/=
Bill related Queries
- Up to 50 units = Rs. 2.00 per unit
- 1-100 units = Rs. 5.79 per unit
- 101-200 units = Rs. 8.11 per unit
- 201-300 units = Rs. 10.20 per unit
- 301-700 units = Rs. 17.60 per unit
- Above 700 units = Rs. 20.70 per unit
Bills in excess of the monthly bill are called irregular bills. These are charged to consumers for the following reasons:
- A penalty imposed on the account for consuming electricity through illegal means
- For any prior period adjustments
- For the transition period when the tariff is changed from one category to another
FCA and Quarterly Adjustments
The Consumer-end tariff is different from the Utility tariff or determined tariff which is not applicable to the consumers.
The Government of Pakistan (GoP) maintains a uniform electricity tariff across the whole country, thus the increase to the consumers if any, is expected to be only to the extent of maintaining the same rate for electricity across the country. The majority of the increase is expected to be settled at government level in the form of subsidy for the people of Karachi.
The amount applicable to consumers and its effective date would be notified by the Ministry of Energy (Power Division). Hence, at the moment there is no impact on consumers of the decision dated December 31, 2019.
These costs factors are being accounted for in the rest of the country and the electricity tariff is accordingly adjusted on a quarterly basis. Over time, this has resulted in a higher price of electricity in other cities.
Unfortunately, these cost hikes, which were being incurred by KE, could not be adjusted in KE’s service area due to unforeseen delays in the determination and notification of the Multi Year Tariff from July 2016 onwards. Following KE’s tariff notification by the Ministry of Energy (Power Division) in May 2019, these costs have now been adjusted in the tariff in line with the approved process.
For the benefit of end-consumers and to reduce their cost per unit of electricity, the Government of Pakistan subsidizes some portion of the tariff for customers. This is as per the Government of Pakistan’s National Power Policy 2013 as well as the country’s socio-economic policy objectives.
This tariff subsidy is also provided to customers of other DISCOs as well.
Fuel Cost Adjustment (FCA) was notified by NEPRA via SRO 1621 (I)/2019 on December 27, 2019 and will be applicable to consumer electricity bills from January 2020 onwards in accordance with the NEPRA determined mechanism. The FCA is an approved adjustment allowed to electricity utilities on account of monthly variation in fuel prices, generation mix and volume and is passed through to customers in their monthly bills.
While the FCA was not being applied to KE consumers, it was however being adjusted in the electricity bills of all other customers across the country.
In order to account for these variations, Fuel Cost Adjustments (FCA) is the approved mechanism allowed by NEPRA to power utilities to ensure recovery of legitimate fuel cost increases.
These adjustments have been occurring on a monthly/quarterly/yearly basis across Pakistan. The only difference is that while they have been regularly adjusted in other cities, these adjustments have been delayed in KE’s service area due to delays in tariff finalization.
- Fuel Cost increases are not applicable to lifeline consumers.
- Fuel Cost reductions are not applied to lifeline consumers, residential consumers having consumption up to 300 units and agriculture consumers
In case of further questions about our tariff, you may also refer to https://www.ke.com.pk/customer-services/tariff-structure. At any time feel free to email us at email@example.com
- Investments in a 700 MW coal-fired power plant; in a 900 MW RLNG plant and in a Waste to Energy plant.
- Addition of efficient generation capacity, as a result of which, generation fleet efficiency improved from 30% to 37% (FY09 vs. FY19)
- Inclusion of energy from renewable sources: 150 MW from wind and 100 MW from Solar energy.
- Reduction in T&D losses by 16.8% since 2009.
- Conversion of more than 8,000 PMTs to Aerial Bundled Cable (ABC) to reduce theft and losses
- Transmission capacity increased by 42% and distribution capacity by 64% between 2009 – 2019.
Further, electricity tariff for K-Electric consumers has been revised upward by Ministry of Energy (Power Division) through SRO 575(I)/2019 dated May 22, 2019 and will be applicable from the next billing cycle. Please note that no increase has been made in the rates for residential consumers having consumption up to 300 units.
A) Time of Use Billing:
All Consumers having sanctioned load of 5 kW or above are eligible for Time of Use (ToU) billing and will be billed on consumption during peak hours and off-peak hours as mentioned below.
*To be duly adjusted in case of day light saving
B) Bank Charges and Meter Rent:
Bank charges and meter rent will no longer be charged to customers.
C) A3 Tariff:
A new A-3 General Services Tariff category has been introduced. To find out which categories of customers this Tariff shall be applicable please visit HERE
D) Lifeline Consumer:
The criteria for ‘Lifeline Consumers’ has been revised and is applicable only to residential consumers, having a single phase meter with Sanctioned Load up to 1kW and the floating average of last six months’ consumption not exceeding 50 units at any point in time even if the consumer’s consumption for that current billing month is less than 50 units.
E) B1 & B2 Tariff:
The criteria for B1 Tariff has been revised to include all Industrial consumers having sanctioned load of up to 25 kW. Whereas B2 Tariff will now be applicable on Industrial Consumers having sanctioned load between 25 kW to 500 kW.
F) Industrial Support Package:
Rs. 3 per unit relief provided to industries under the Industrial Support Package has now been merged into consumer-end tariff and this adjustment will no longer be shown separately in electricity bills.
With effect from next billing cycle, lifeline customers as per NEPRA Approved Terms & Conditions for Tariff are defined as all those customers, having a single-phase connection, being billed on residential (A1-R) tariff with a Sanctioned Load of up to 1 kW and having a 6-month average unit consumption of less than or equal to 50 units.
- Approved religious and charitable institutions
- Government and Semi-Government offices and Institutions
- Government Hospitals and Dispensaries
- Educational Institutions
- Water Supply scheme including water pumps and tube wells operating on three phase 400 volts other than those meant for irrigation or reclamation of Agriculture land
- Embassies and Consulate Generals
Reconnection / Disconnection
When a consumer defaults in payment of his electricity bills for two months, he becomes eligible for disconnection. The KE team disconnects the consumer’s line tlll payment of the bill; the reconnection charges are included in the subsequent bill.
- Illegal utilisation of excess load
- Using the electric connection for a purpose other than for which it was sanctioned
- RC Charges Rs. 100 on Arrears up to Rs. 1,000
- RC Charges Rs. 300 on Arrears up to Rs 1,001-5,000 Rupees
- RC Charges Rs. 900 on Arrears up to Rs. 5,001-15,000 Rupees
- RC Charges Rs. 2,000 on Arrears up to Rs. 15,001 – 100,000
- RC Charges Rs. 2,500 on Arrears up to Rs. 100,000 – 500,000
- RC Charges Rs. 10,000. on Arrears more than Rs. 500,000
There are different scenarios under which the consumer can be charged estimated billing, including:
- Consumption of electricity while the line is disconnected
- Faulty meter
- Theft of electricity