Power Supply to Karachi Remained Stable through first monsoon showers 2024

Power Supply to Karachi Remained Stable through first monsoon showers 2024

Karachi, July 09, 2024: Power supply to the city remained stable on Tuesday during the first scattered showers of the monsoon spell. Utility staff vigilantly monitored the situation and ensured network stability with uninterrupted power supply through 1800 of KE’s city-wide network of 2,100 feeders. The remaining areas included those where the electricity supply was temporarily shut down owing to safety risks presented by a prevalence of kundas or potential waterlogging. Power supply to these areas was also restored as soon as weather conditions subsided, and clearance was given by KE field teams.

KE teams remain proactively engaged with key departments of the Government of Sindh, MET Department and the City Administration to ensure smooth coordination for the city, amid forecasts of a monsoon season bringing above-average rainfall to the country.

Spokesperson KE urged citizens to prioritize their own safety and those around them. When outdoors, maintain a clear, safe distance from all electricity infrastructure always. Even inside homes, avoid using appliances, especially water motors with wet hands or feet. For customers using generators as backup supply, it is strongly recommended to place them at an elevated, dry location with proper ventilation.

KE’s social media platforms, KE Live App, and WhatsApp self-service portal are the fastest channels for updates and customer complaints. In case of emergency electrical complaints, customers can contact 118 for assistance in line with the company’s protocols.

K-Electric (KE) is a public listed company incorporated in Pakistan in 1913 as KESC. Privatized in 2005, KE is the only vertically integrated power utility in Pakistan supplying electricity to Karachi and its adjoining areas. The majority shares (66.4%) of the Company are owned by KES Power, a consortium of investors including Al-Jomaih Power Limited of Saudi Arabia, National Industries Group (Holding), Kuwait, and the Infrastructure and Growth Capital Fund