FESCO Company encourages its customers to understand the details given on their electricity bills. Therefore, we provided you with important FESCO online bill details with a brief description of each.
Meter and Consumer Information on FESCO Bill
Following are the key points about the meter and the consumer with corresponding brief description:
- Connection Date – This date describes when your connection was installed in your given location.
- Connected Load – It means the load of your shop, house, or industry while using electricity.
- Bill Month – It is the month on which your consumed electricity units bill is generated.
- Reading Date – It is the date on which a meter reader takes your meter’s reading and writes them in his Meter Reading Records.
- Issue Date – It is the date when the FESCO bill is generated and printed by the computer center.
- Due Date – The deadline when you are required to pay your FESCO bill; otherwise, you have to pay additional charges for late payment.
- Consumer ID – It is a 10-digit number known as consumer I.D., which FESCO consumers use to check their electricity bill.
- Tariff – This option indicates what type of connection is running on the premises; it can be commercial, industrial, domestic, agricultural, etc.
- Load – Also referred to as FESCO bill load, which is approved by the authority on the consumer’s demand. This demand/requirement is provided when the consumer applies for the new connection.
- Old A/C Number – This number is also known as Old Reference Number; it is shown when the reference number is modified due to some issues, such as a change in the area of electricity by an authority. Then, a new reference number is assigned to the FESCO consumers.
- Reference No – FESCO consumers can also use the reference number to check their electricity bill, which is a 14-digit number.
- Lock Age – This age shows that the authority has locked a meter and not for anyone’s use; it also talks about how long it has been locked.
- NO of Acs – This shows the number of air conditioners that you are using. This box will be empty if you are not using an air conditioner.
- UN-BILL-AGE – Have you missed your bills and did not pay them? In this case, this box will show how many months you have not paid your bills; otherwise, it will be blank.
- Division – It shows a big part of your city that belongs to one division.
- Sub-division – A division is further categorized into sub-divisions for the consumers’ ease, be it applying for a new connection or filing a complaint in their local area.
- Feeder Name – It indicates your area of electricity, or a line named.
- Meter No – It is your meter’s number, also known as meter I.D., that is installed at the site. It is stamped on the meter and inside the digital meter’s software.
- Previous Reading – It shows the previous month’s reading on which your FESCO bill was issued.
- Present Reading – This option means the current month’s reading status; your FESCO bill is generated based on the present reading.
- M.F. – Multiplying Factor (M.F.) is usually 1 for shop, agricultural, and domestic connection; however, it is greater than 1 if there is lots of use of electricity. It is used to determine your actual bill. The meter’s recorded consumption is multiplied by a proportionality factor known as the multiplying factor, or M.F., to determine the customer’s actual consumption.
- Units – It shows the difference between the previous and present reading.
- Status – This option indicates your meter’s condition. This box will be empty if your meter is ok; otherwise, there will be a message saying defective. You will see P-DISC and Replace in this box if your meter is disconnected or changed by the authority. And, if it is restored from P-DISC, then the status box will have Re-connection.
Charges Information on FESCO Bill
Following are important points about different charges, included in the amount you pay for the bill, with respective descriptions to understand:
- Units Consumed – It is the total number of units that a consumer used during the current month.
- Cost of Electricity – This cost is calculated by multiplying the UNITS CONSUMED with the PER UNIT RATE. Note that this is the purse cost of electricity without any tax included.
- Meter Rent – This box is empty if you paid for your connection at once; however, if you got this connection installed in installments, then you will see some amount every month till the due amount is over.
- Fix Charges – These charges are based on the rate per kWh and shown if you have an agricultural or industrial connection; it is based on the.
- Service Rent – You are required to pay this rent if you are using WAPDA pole for your own business.
- Fuel Price Adjustment – This is the rate difference between the actual and sale costs and is charged two months after the cost calculation date. It can be debited or credited to the FESCO consumer. However, it is only charged when the cost price rises.
- F.C. Surcharge – It is a financial cost charge.
- QTR Tariff ADJ/DMC – This is called quarter tariff adjustment, which is due to a consumer who has consumed more than 300 units.
Below are the government charges that the government collects:
- Electricity Duty – Also referred to as E.D., which is the cost per unit @1.5%.
- T.V. Fee – This T.V. fee varies; it is 70 for shops and 35 for homes. The government added this tax to save Pakistan Television (PTV).
- GST – It is called general sales tax, which all consumers pay on their electricity bills.
- Income Tax – All commercial FESCO consumers pay it on each bill; however, for domestic consumers, it is only included if the bill amount exceeds 15000 rupees.
- Extra Tax – Depending on their bill amount slab, industrial and commercial customers who are not listed on the Federal Board of Revenue’s (FBR) active taxpayer list pay taxes ranging from 5% to 17%.
- Further Tax – All customers without a Sales Tax Return Number (STRN), with the exception of domestic, agricultural, bulk, and street light connections, are subject to an additional 3% tax.
- Deferred Amount – It is the amount that is set aside due to a dispute between the authority and the consumer.
- Outstanding Amount – Sometimes, the authority makes some adjustments on the consumers’ request; it is the remaining portion of the amount that a consumer has to pay.
Total charges included both FESCO charges and GOVT charges.
- Arrear/Age – The amount in this box shows that either you have not paid your last month’s bill or some amount has been debited to your account.
- Current Bill – This shows your current month’s bill for those units that you consumed this month.
- Bill Adjustment – If there is a change in the FESCO bill, it may be fuel price adjustments, reading verification, or any other modifications in the bill, which will appear in the adjustment box.
- Installment – If you can’t pay the bill due to any reason and now you want to make a part of the payment with each upcoming bill for the next 2 or 3 months. In this case, your bill will be divided into 2, 3, 4, or as many portions as allowed by authority. This box shows the number of installments that are approved by the authority of your bill.
- Subsidies: – If the government gives some relief to the FESCO consumers, then it will be displayed in this box.
- Total FPA – After adding all the taxes of FPA, the amount will be displayed in this box.
- Payable Within Due Date – This box shows the actual amount that a consumer has to pay within the given due date.
- L.P.Surcharge – LPS means late payment surcharges. If you do not pay your bill by the given deadline, then you have to pay a fine for that. How much fine would it be? It is mentioned in this box.
- Payable After Due Date – It is the total amount after including the LPS. Now, a consumer is supposed to pay this amount; otherwise, it will be included in the next bill (mentioned in the Arrear/Age box).