In line with its commitment to deliver safe and affordable electricity across its network, K-Electric has managed to significantly improve the reliability of power supply across its network; a testament of which is bringing down its T&D Losses from almost 36% in 2009 to under 22% in 2016, along with exemption of over 61% of Karachi from load-shed whereas provision of uninterrupted power supply to all industrial zones.
In 2016, the utility managed to extend exemption and reduce load-shed in various loss-incurred communities across the city including Sharifabad, Ishaqabad and Batwa Nagar in Liaquatabad; Ismailiya Platinum area and Khwaja Jamaat Khana in Garden; Mehmoodabad and some parts of Shantinagar in Gulshan-e-Iqbal and major portion of FB Area Block 9, 15, 18 and 19. On the other hand, efforts are currently underway to reduce load-shed in Baloch Para, Patel Para and Ranchore Line.
According to KE spokesperson, “The utility managed to further increase transparency and convenience for consumers through initiatives like mobile facilitation vans (IBC on Wheels) and establishment of new connection front desks besides upgrading its distribution infrastructure in various areas. The continuous up gradation of infrastructure reinforces our long-term commitment to serving the people of Karachi. Our Low-cost meter drives and camps provide a one-stop shop for our consumers to approach us and instantly apply and acquire low-cost meters and eventually, a connection”
KE is closely aligned with its objective of putting consumers at the heart of everything it does, and has always been at the forefront to introduce cutting-edge technology and innovative services per the evolving consumer needs and expectations. The power utility has invested USD 1.2 Billion into its network since 2009, enhancing its Generation and improving its Transmission and Distribution infrastructure.