Electricity Billing Inquiries refers to any questions, doubts, or concerns. These are all points individuals may face regarding the billing process for their electricity usage. The quarries of MEPCO Electricity Bill , FESCO Electricity Bill , ISECO Electricity Bill involve seeking information, clarification, and cooperation regarding calculating electricity units, payment methods, due dates, tariffs, meter readings, and any other elements of the electricity bill.
Methods for Calculating Bills:
Electricity Rate :
The calculation of Electricity bills is based on consumption. The specified month measures this consumption in kilowatt-hours (kWh). Then , this result multiplies with the Tariff rate of the current month issued by the DISC (Distribution Company).
Electricity Rate = Monthly Consumption (kWh) * Tariff Rate
The Distribution Company distributes electricity to its consumers within a specific geographic area. According to a report, Ten distributed companies operate in Pakistan under NEPRA.
Electricity Bill Tariffs :
Electricity bill tariffs refer to the pricing structure and rates applied to calculate the cost of electricity consumption. The tariffs are based on factors such as the type of consumer (residential, commercial, industrial), electricity usage patterns, time of day, and the Distribution company of that specific region.
- Flat Rate Tariff: Residential customers exist for their electricity consumption in flat rate methods. In a Flat rate tariff, consumers should pay a fixed rate for each unit of consumed electricity, Whatever the time of day or season.
- Time-of-Use (TOU) Tariff: In TOU tariffs, electricity prices vary depending on the time of day. Consumers pay higher rates during Highest-Peak hours and lower rates during off-peak hours. Typically, different rates depend on consumption :
- Highest-Peak hours are when electricity demand is high.
- Off-Peak hours are when demand is lower.
- Tiered Tariff: Tiered tariffs involve dividing electricity usage into different tiers or blocks, with each tier having a different price per unit. As the consumer’s electricity consumption increases, they move into higher tiers with higher rates—this tariff structure by charging higher rates for higher consumption levels.
- Demand-based Tariff: Consumers are billed on their peak demand during a specific period in demand-based tariffs. The peak demand is the highest power used within a given timeframe. This type of tariff encourages consumers to manage and control their maximum power usage to avoid higher charges
Verify Electricity Consumption :
Verifying electricity consumption is essential to ensure accurate billing and identify potential irregularities. Customers can check their electricity consumption by reading the meter installed on-premises. Furthermore, DISCO contains a meter snap showing the final reading of the electricity bills. That helps to calculate the consumption in kWh.
- From your electricity meter, note down the current reading displayed on it.
- Determine the difference between the current reading and the previous reading. It will give the total electricity consumption during the specified period.
- Ensure that the consumption corresponds to the billing period you are verifying.
- In case of any difference in the electricity consumption, contact the customer care service center. They can provide further information, clarify any doubts, and resolve any issues related to your electricity consumption.
Charges in Electricity Bills :
Electricity Billing Inquiries includes various categories of consumers bear the cost of different taxes, duties, and surcharges that are included in the electricity bill. Here is a summary of the taxes and duties:
|Tax / Duty / Surcharge
|A provisional Duty on all consumers ranging from 1% To 1.5% variable charges.
|A general Sale Tax of 17% applies to all consumers according to the Sales Tax Act 1990 of E-Bills.
|Pakistan Television Fee charged Rs.35 for Domestic and Rs.60 for commercial consumers.
|Fuel Price Adjustment price is charged according to NEPRA notification.
|This tax charged from 5% To 17% From not registered in the FBR active tax list.
|Tax charged from consumers depending on the Tariff and Amount of Electricity Bills.
|They charge from Commercial Consumers 5% if Bills are not exceeding 20,000/ and 7.5% for above.