Sukkur Electric Power Company (SEPCO) is an electric distribution company that services the regions of Sukkur, Larkana, Dadu, Khairpur, Jacobabad, and parts of Rahim Yar Khan, Kashmore and Ghotki in Pakistan. When moving into a new residence or setting up a new business in these areas, you might require a new electric connection. This guide will help you understand the complete procedure for applying for a new connection with SEPCO.
Before proceeding, make sure you have all the necessary documentation, including identification, proof of address, and ownership documents if necessary.
Initial Inquiry and Application Form
Your first step in getting a new connection is to visit the local SEPCO office or the SEPCO official website. You can download the New Connection Application Form from their website. The form asks for details such as your name, address, CNIC number, the purpose of the new connection (residential, commercial, etc.), and load demand.
Along with the completed application form, you’ll need to submit several supporting documents. These include:
- Two passport-sized photographs
- A copy of your CNIC (Computerized National Identity Card)
- A copy of the ownership documents or rental agreement for the premises
- An affidavit that no outstanding dues from the previous connection (if any) exist
- A test report from a licensed electrician, showing your wiring is safe and in accordance with SEPCO standards.
Submitting Your Application
Once you’ve completed the form and gathered all the required documents, you need to submit them at your local SEPCO office. Remember to take originals along with photocopies of the documents, as officials might want to verify them.
After reviewing your application, if everything is in order, SEPCO will issue a demand notice. This includes the cost of the new connection, which is based on the load requirement and other factors. Make sure to review this notice carefully and ask any questions if you don’t understand anything.
Payment of Demand Notice
Upon agreeing to the demand notice, you are to deposit the required amount in any of the designated banks mentioned in the notice. You’ll need to provide a copy of the deposit slip to your local SEPCO office.
Installation and Verification
After you’ve made the payment, SEPCO will proceed with installing your new connection. This process includes installing the meter and any necessary wiring or equipment.
Upon completion of the installation, an officer from SEPCO will visit your premises to verify the installation and the load. If everything is as per the standards, the officer will approve the connection, and your electricity supply will begin.
Getting Your First Bill
After your new connection is approved, you’ll receive your first electricity bill during the next billing cycle. This will include your monthly electricity usage charges, along with any additional charges or fees.
Applying for a new connection with SEPCO might seem daunting, but it’s actually a straightforward process. By following the above steps and ensuring all your documents are in order, you can get your new connection up and running in no time. Remember to use electricity responsibly and pay your bills on time to avoid any inconvenience.
Please note that the above guidelines are based on the current process and may change over time. Always refer to the latest information available on the SEPCO official website or consult with their customer service representatives.