MEPCO Distribution Areas: Complete Guide

Are you a customer of MEPCO, the largest power distribution company in Pakistan? Do you want to know more about the MEPCO Distribution Areas and how it operates? If yes, then you are in the right place. In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about MEPCO distribution areas.

MEPCO Distribution Areas

What are MEPCO Distribution Areas

MEPCO stands for Multan Electric Power Company. It is a public limited company that was incorporated on May 14, 1998, under the Companies Ordinance 1984. MEPCO holds the responsibility for the electrical power distribution within its jurisdiction.

 13 administrative districts of southern Punjab, which are:

  • Multan
  •  Muzaffargarh
  •  Layyah
  •  Dera Ghazi Khan
  •  Rajanpur
  •  Lodhran
  •  Bahawalpur
  •  Rahim Yar Khan
  •  Khanewal
  •  Sahiwal
  •  Pakpattan
  •  Vehari
  •  Bahawalnagar

MEPCO is one of the nine distribution companies (DISCOs) that are operating under the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) and the Ministry of Energy (Power Division). MEPCO is the largest DISCO in terms of area, customers, and revenue. MEPCO has a total area of 97,358 square kilometres, which is about 12% of the total area of Pakistan. MEPCO has more than 7.5 million customers, which is about 18% of the total customers of all DISCOs. MEPCO has an annual revenue of more than 300 billion rupees, which is about 25% of the total revenue of all DISCOs.

MEPCO was established as a result of the power sector reforms initiated by the government of Pakistan in the late 1990s. The primary aim of these reform measures was to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness, reliability, and quality of the power supply in the country. The reforms involved the unbundling of the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), which was the sole entity responsible for the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in Pakistan. WAPDA was split into four generation companies (GENCOs), one transmission company (NTDC), and nine distribution companies (DISCOs).

MEPCO was one of the DISCOs that emerged from this process. MEPCO Distribution Areas took over the assets, liabilities, and functions of the Multan Area Electricity Board (MAEB), which was a regional office of WAPDA.

How many circles, divisions, and subdivisions are there in MEPCO

MEPCO is segmented into nine distinct circles, each of which is subsequently subdivided into 38 divisions and further down into 181 subdivisions. Each circle, division, and subdivision has its own grid station and feeder. A grid station is a facility that receives high-voltage electricity from the transmission network and steps it down to lower voltages for distribution to the customers. A feeder is a power line that carries electricity from a grid station to a group of customers.

Circles Of MEPCO Distribution Areas

The following table shows the names and locations of the nine circles of MEPCO:

MultanMultan city and district
MuzaffargarhMuzaffargarh district
Dera Ghazi KhanDera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur districts
BahawalpurBahawalpur and Lodhran districts
Rahim Yar KhanRahim Yar Khan district
SahiwalSahiwal and Pakpattan districts
VehariVehari and Khanewal districts
BahawalnagarBahawalnagar district
Mepco Testing and TrainingMultan city
MEPCO Distribution Areas

The following table shows the number of divisions and subdivisions in each circle of MEPCO:

Dera Ghazi Khan420
Rahim Yar Khan524
Mepco Testing and Training14

How many grid stations and feeders are there in MEPCO

MEPCO has a total of 153 grid stations and 2,221 feeders in its distribution network. The grid stations have a total capacity of 7,500 megavolt amperes (MVA), which is the amount of power that can be transferred through them. The feeders have a total length of 66,000 kilometres, which is the distance that they cover.

The following table shows the number and capacity of grid stations and the number and length of feeders in each circle of MEPCO:

CircleGrid StationsCapacity (MVA)FeedersLength (km)
Dera Ghazi Khan168002568,000
Rahim Yar Khan211,10037211,000
Mepco Testing and Training1100532,000

How MEPCO supplies electricity to its customers

MEPCO supplies electricity to its customers through a four-step process:

  • Step 1: MEPCO purchases electricity from various sources, such as the national grid, independent power producers (IPPs), and renewable energy projects. MEPCO Distribution Areas pays for the electricity according to the tariffs and agreements set by NEPRA and the government.
  • Step 2: MEPCO receives electricity at high voltages (132 kilovolts or 220 kilovolts) from the transmission network of NTDC. MEPCO pays for the transmission charges and losses to NTDC.
  • Step 3: MEPCO distributes electricity at lower voltages (11 kilovolts or 33 kilovolts) to its customers through its grid stations and feeders. MEPCO maintains and operates its distribution network and ensures its safety and reliability.
  • Step 4: MEPCO bills its customers according to their electricity consumption and the tariff categories set by NEPRA. MEPCO collects the revenue from its customers and pays its dues to the government and other stakeholders.


MEPCO is the largest electricity distribution company in Pakistan, serving more than 6 million consumers in 13 districts of southern Punjab. MEPCO distribution areas are divided into 9 circles, 38 divisions, and 181 subdivisions. You can check your MEPCO online bill, pay your MEPCO bill, or file a complaint about MEPCO service by using the MEPCO website, the MEPCO mobile app, or other methods.

Bottom Line

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