Dealing with utility bills can sometimes be a bit of a hassle, especially if you’re trying to balance a busy schedule. Thankfully, the Multan Electric Power Company (MEPCO) has made it easier for customers to manage their electricity bills by offering online services.
Now, you can check your bill, print it, or even download a duplicate copy whenever you need one, all from the comfort of your home. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through the process of using MEPCO’s online bill system.
How to Guide to Checking Your MEPCO Online Bill
Checking your MEPCO online bill is a straightforward process. Here are the steps to guide you through it:
Visiting the Easybill.pk Website
The first step to checking your MEPCO bill online is to visit the mepcobill.pk website. This site is responsive and can be easily viewed on all types of devices, including desktop computers and mobile phones.
Enter Your 14-Digit Reference Number or 10-Digit Consumer ID
Once you are on the website, you will need to enter your 14 digit reference number or your 10 digit customer ID in the appropriate field. Please note that you cannot check the bill by CNIC or name. The reference number is usually found on any old bill copy. If you live in KPK, you can check your bill at the pescobill.pk website.
View Your Current Month’s Bill
After entering your reference number or customer ID and clicking ‘submit’, you will see your latest bill amount along with its due date. This provides an overview of how much you owe for the current billing cycle.
Print a PDF Copy of Your Bill
If you need a hard copy of your bill for your records, MEPCO’s online system makes it easy to print one. Simply click on ‘View Full Bill’ to see the complete bill, and then you can print or download a copy of the bill right from your browser. This feature is particularly helpful if you lose your original bill or need to provide a copy for proof of residency or other purposes.
How to Download a Duplicate Copy of Your MEPCO Bill
MEPCO’s online system also allows you to download a duplicate copy of your bill. This can be handy in situations where the original bill is lost or damaged, or when a copy is needed for administrative purposes.
Instructions for Downloading
To download a duplicate copy of your bill, follow the same steps as viewing your bill online. Once you’ve entered your reference number and viewed the full bill, you’ll see an option to ‘Download as PDF’. Click this button, and your bill will be downloaded to your device, ready for you to print or save for future reference.
Ensure a Successful Download
While downloading your bill is usually a smooth process, here are a few tips to ensure success: Make sure you have a stable internet connection, as interruptions could cause the download to fail. Also, ensure that your device has enough storage space to accommodate the file. Finally, remember where the file has been saved on your device so that you can easily retrieve it when needed.
MEPCO Bill: Breakdown of Charges
Deciphering your electricity bill may seem complicated at first glance due to various charges and taxes. However, understanding these charges can help you manage your electricity consumption more effectively. Here is a breakdown of the common charges you might see on your MEPCO bill:
Peak Hours and Their Impact on Your Bill
Did you know that the time of day you use electricity can affect your bill? MEPCO defines certain hours of the day as ‘peak hours’. During these hours, the demand for electricity is high, and therefore, the cost of electricity can increase. By being mindful of your electricity usage during peak hours, you can potentially reduce your overall bill.
Taxes in your MEPCO Bill
Your MEPCO bill includes various taxes and surcharges. Here’s a closer look at what these charges entail:
Fuel Price Adjustment (FPA)
The FPA is related to the fuel pricing of rental power companies that generate electricity from Crude Oil and other sources. This amount is reflected in your bill when there is a fluctuation in fuel prices.
Tariff Rationalization (TR) Surcharge
The TR or Tariff Rationalization Surcharge represents the difference between the tariff set by NEPRA and GOP. If the difference is positive, it will be payable by GOP as “Subsidy”. However, if the difference is negative, the Distribution Company will pay to GOP as “Inter DISCO Tariff Rationalization Surcharge (IDTR SUR)”.
Financing Cost (FC) Surcharge
The FC or Financing Cost surcharge is a charge set to secure collection of debt servicing of the Power Sector. This charge is typically 43 paisa per unit.
This is the bill amount that you have the choice to pay in the same month, or later. There are no late payment charges on the deferred bill, and your upcoming bills may include this amount in installments or full.
Quarterly Tariff Adjustment (QTR)
This is the quarterly tariff adjustment amount. You may see this amount in your bill after every three months. It’s crucial to understand that these charges are not arbitrary but reflect the overall costs of providing electricity services.
Along with the online bill checking service, MEPCO also offers several other resources to enhance customer experience. Here’s a look at a few of them:
MEPCO Bill App
MEPCO has its own mobile app, which allows you to check your bill, pay it, and keep track of your energy consumption directly from your smartphone. The app is available for download on both Android and iOS platforms.
WAPDA Bill Online Check
If you are a customer of the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), you can also check your bill online through their dedicated portal. This provides the same convenience and accessibility as MEPCO’s online system.
Old Bill MEPCO Download
MEPCO’s online system not only allows you to check your current bill but also provides access to old bills. This can be incredibly useful if you need to reference past payments or track your energy usage over time.
With these resources and services, managing your electricity bills with MEPCO becomes a breeze. Remember to make the most of these facilities, stay informed about your energy consumption, and contribute to a more sustainable future.