Power supply to Karachi Stabilized following tripping in national grid

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Power supply to Karachi was restored in a phase-wise manner following a tripping in the transmission lines of the National Grid on Thursday. It had affected multiple cities across Sindh, Balochistan and Southern Punjab. KE’s network after safely being disconnected from national grid, landed in island mode post which KE through its own generation plants started power restoration within a span of an hour and half.

KE teams began phase-wise restoration efforts with first priority to strategic installations such as KWSB pumping stations, Airport, and hospitals. Power supply was then gradually diverted to residential areas including but not limited to PECHS, Orangi, Lyari, Ibrahim Hyderi, Nazimabad, and DHA.

While KE systems remain stable, supply from the National Grid is partially affected due to ongoing technical constraints at their end. Per initial information, this situation may persist over the next 48 hours. To manage the constraints, KE may temporarily curtail power supply to industrial zones during nighttime hours to facilitate residential areas. Should the situation persist or intensify, the company may also have to conduct loadshedding. We appreciate the cooperation of our valued customers during this ongoing situation.

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