KESC launches SMS service to report power theft

The service requires simple registration and is an attempt to curb losses.


Web Desk July 10, 2013
Now customers will be able to report theft through their mobile phones. DESIGN: ANAM HALEEM

KARACHI: Karachi Electricity Supply Company (KESC) launched its SMS service for reporting power theft via an announcement on twitter. The service requires customer registration and is an attempt to curb losses due to rampant power-theft.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday asked a prominent Chinese company to provide suggestions and provide assistance towards curbing power line losses, theft and pilferage in Pakistan.

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) disclosed on June 12, that electricity worth Rs40 billion is stolen every year because of prevalent malpractices in power distribution companies.

How to register:

Type Reg (space) Your 13-digit Acc No. & send it to 8119.

COMMENTS (7)

KESC | 7 years ago | Reply

Since the current management took over line losses have been reduced from 40% to 28%. KESC has now started removing PMT's from areas where losses are very high due to theft and defaulters, given that the consumers haven't paid up after repeated notifications. KESC's commitment to improving the power supply is as such that we've invested $1 Billion since 2008 and added 1010 MWs of generation to Karachi.

Safi Ahmed | 7 years ago | Reply

Thank you KESC for this initiative.

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