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Nepra extends KE’s licence for 20 years

Nepra extends KE’s licence for 20 years

Men work on electric pylons along the roadside in Karachi on May 30, 2021. — AFP/File

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) Friday granted K-Electric (KE) a 20-year extension for supplying power to the metropolis and other cities.

Nepras decision. — Reporter
Nepra’s decision. — Reporter

This non-exclusive license renewal follows KE’s request for a non-exclusive license ahead of the liberalisation of the power sector.

KE’s previous 20-year license reached its term in July 2023.

Subsequently, NEPRA provided KE with an interim distribution license for six months, which was nearing its expiration in January 2024.

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The decision for renewal followed a comprehensive hearing that concluded on November 28, 2023. Post-hearing, Nepra has now authorised K-Electric to continue its power supply operations in Karachi, Uthal, Bela, Vinder, Hub, Dhabeji, and Gharo.


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