Karachi: September 01, 2021: KE teams remained active to restore power supply to Karachi following a tripping in the EHT transmission line which caused a disconnection between KE and NTDC circuits. This tripping was caused by a lightning strike on the NTDC’s 220 kV Jamshoro circuit.
KE’s power plants continued to operate in island mode which enabled swift restoration of power to Karachi. Restoration efforts were further expedited following reconnection between KE and National Grid. KE teams were able to quickly restore power supply to all grids and began energizing the areas associated with these grids as well.
KE spokesperson commented on the efforts, stating, ‘’Our connection with the National Transmission Despatch Company (NTDC) has been completely restored. Power supply to major parts of the city has also been completely reinstated. We are gradually energizing feeders in various localities our ground teams are available to rectify any localized fault. Reports of sporadic rain across the city also slowed our progress as we had to initiate our safety protocols. Areas with high incidences of theft and illegal usage of electricity through kundas were kept off for safety reasons until ground teams provided clearance.”
At the time it is being written, K-Electric has restored power supply to various strategic locations including KWSB pumping stations, Karachi Airport among others. Restored areas included but were not limited to: Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Defence, Federal B Area, Baloch Colony, KDA, Orangi Town, Surjani, Azizabad, Gulistan-e-Johar, Saddar, Landhi, Baldia, and Malir.
The utility remains available for any queries or complaints via its call center 118, SMS service 8119, KE Live App, and social media platforms.