Karachi, 22 June 2022: As Karachi received light to moderate rain on Wednesday evening, K-Electric ensured sustained power supply to the city. The utility’s team continued to remain vigilant and active throughout sporadic weather conditions and ensured the stability of its power supply network.
Areas with high incidence of theft and kunda usage were preemptively shut down temporarily in the interest of safety of the residents and the power was swiftly restored after receiving clearance from the ground team. During rain, the maximum number of feeders switched off for safety reasons was 250 out of KE’s network of more than 1900 feeders.
K-Electric’s spokesperson commented, “Our systems remained predominantly intact during the rain spell and our teams ensured that the city is provided with safe and reliable power supply. In areas where theft and kundas are prevalent, a few feeders were temporarily powered off out of caution owing to safety hazards in these areas. However, they were restored soon after clearance was received from the concerned area teams.”
With more rain predicted ahead of the season by the Pak Meteorological Department, the Spokesperson further added, “Citizens are advised to continue observing precautionary measures and maintain a safe distance from electricity infrastructure in case of a downpour to avoid any untoward incident.”
The utility company also remained available 24/7 for any queries or complaints via its WhatsApp number +92-348-0000118, 118 call center, SMS service 8119, KE Live App, and social media platforms.
K-Electric (KE) is a public listed company incorporated in Pakistan in 1913 as KESC. Privatized in 2005 KE is the only vertically integrated utility in Pakistan supplying electricity within a 6500 km2 territory including Karachi and its adjoining areas. The majority shares (66.4%) of the company are listed in the PSX owned by KES Power, a consortium of investors including Aljomaih Power Limited of Saudi Arabia, National Industries Group (Holding), Kuwait, and the Infrastructure and Growth Capital Fund (IGCF). The Government of Pakistan is also a minority shareholder (24.36%) in the company.