Power supply to city normalised: KE

While KE networks were back to normal, ground teams remain active to resolve any localised faults


Our Correspondent January 25, 2023
A man sits outside his shop during a country-wide power breakdown in Karachi, Pakistan January 23, 2023. PHOTO: REUTERS

KARACHI:

Power supply to all the residential, commercial and industrial zones consumers as well as to the KWSB water pumping stations, airport, and major hospitals, was normalised by Tuesday afternoon, according to a statement issued by K-Electric.

It said that on Monday morning, a wide part of the country's power network was impacted due to a sudden problem in the national grid network which triggered a cascading effect.

KE teams immediately began restoration efforts after confirming that its network was safe, channeling electricity to the citywide network of 71 grids, the utility stated.

The first priority was to restore power supply to strategic installations such as pumping stations, hospitals and the international airport.

"The untiring efforts of our teams were pivotal in managing the situation. Though we were undertaking planned maintenance activities at some of our generation plants to optimise them ahead of the summer, we immediately brought them online to support the city in this time of need," CEO K-Electric Moonis Alvi said.

He also thanked the customers for their patience during this time.

While KE networks were back to normal, ground teams remain active to resolve any localised faults.

KE's channels, including social media platforms, 118 call centre, and 8119 SMS service remained available to support customers 24/7.

 

Published in The Express Tribune, January 25th, 2023.

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