Procedure for Karachi
No. Procedures Time to Complete Associated Costs
1 Submit application to K-Electric Ltd. and await site inspection

Agency : K-Electric Ltd.

The application should be accompanied with a copy of the computerized national identity card (CNIC) of the owner, a copy of the approved building plan, a copy of the approved layout plan, a copy of the trade license, the list of machinery & equipment (needs to be notarized), details of the chiller units (in case of centrally air conditioned units), a passport size photo of the applicant, a company letter head mentioning the name of the authorizing person (needs to be notarized), the CNIC number, and the NTN certificate from the federal board of revenue.

2 working days PKR 200
2 Obtain site inspection by K-Electric Ltd. and await estimate

Agency : K-Electric Ltd.

After site inspection/survey, connection point is assessed, load flow study is done and schematic diagram is prepared after which verification from network department is carried out and load approval process is done. After load approval, cost estimation is prepared and delivered to applicant within 3 days.

13 calendar days PKR 0
3 Obtain wiring inspection

Agency : Electric Inspectorate Karachi

To obtain the wiring test form from the Electric Inspectorate Karachi (EIK) – and once the internal works are completed – the contractor needs to give the address of the property so that EIK can proceed to test the internal wiring on-site. An inspector from EIK will then carry-out the inspection and issue the fitness certificate. It takes two calendar weeks on average from the time of the request to the time the fitness certificate is issued.

3 calendar days PKR 10,000
4 Pay estimate to K-Electric Ltd., and submit the internal wiring test report as well as the delivery orders of the material

Agency : K-Electric Ltd.

The customer submits the wiring test and makes payment of connection estimate, The customer submits the wiring test and makes payment of connection estimate, the payment has to be made in bank.
K -Electric will issue the following documents:
– Approved Drawing
– Estimate
– Letter for getting Right of Way permission
KE is charging on full paid mode, where material and services are provided by KE. KE has changed the specifications of the PMTs for a load of 140kW to 250kVA PMT.
30 calendar days PKR 2,701,421.9
5 Await external works, meter installation and electricity flow from K-Electric Ltd.

Agency : K-Electric Ltd.

The pre-approved contractor conducts the works under the direct supervision of K-Electric technicians. The external connection works includes the erection of poles, the laying of HT/LT cables, the completion of PMT / Sub Station works, and the meter installation works. Once the works are completed, K-electric carries out the installation of the meter and then the electricity turn-on.

53 calendar days PKR 0
Procedure for Lahore
No. Procedures Time to Complete Associated Costs
1 Submit application to LESCO and await site inspection

Agency : LESCO

The application form should be verified by a Licensed Electrical Contractor. It should be accompanied with a copy of the computerized national identity card (CNIC) of the owner, a copy of the approved building plan, a copy of the approved layout plan, a copy of the trade license, the list of machinery, the equipment, details of chiller units (in case of centrally air conditioned units), a passport size photo of applicants, and a company letter head mentioning name of authorizing person and his CNIC number.

The client submits the application to the marketing department of LESCO, which forwards it to the concerned authority in charge of the relevant load.

30 calendar days PKR 0
2 Obtain site inspection by LESCO and receive estimate

Agency : LESCO

30 calendar days PKR 0
3 Obtain wiring inspection

Agency : Electrical Inspector from Punjab Energy Department

Contractor has to collect this test form from the Punjab Energy Department (they issue one form per connection application). He/she only needs to give the address of the property to obtain the form. The form certifies that the internal wiring complies with technical and safety norms.

3 calendar days PKR 1,480
4 Pay estimate to LESCO, and submit the internal wiring test report

Agency : LESCO

The payment has to be made by cheque at the Bank counter of the utility. The internal wiring test report form is obtained by the licensed contractor testifying that the electrical wiring of the warehouse has been tested and meets the required testing guidelines.

1 calendar day PKR 2,701,421.9
5 Receive external works and await final inspection

Agency : Electrical Contractor

The contractor of the client carries out the external connection. First an order has to be placed for the material through an accredited store. For the transformer, the store will put in a request with LESCO for the inspection and approval of the materials. Once approved, the contractor is notified to pay and collect the transformer. The external works themselves include the erection of poles, laying of HT/LT cables, and the completion of the PMT/Sub Station. Upon completion of the works, the contractor informs LESCO so that they can perform an inspection of the works – as well as the installation of the meter.

28 calendar days PKR 0
6 Receive inspection of external works, meter installation and electricity flow from LESCO

Agency : LESCO

After the electrical external works are approved by LESCO, they will come and install the meter. Electricity can then be supplied.

14 calendar days PKR 0