Power Supply to Karachi Remains Stable Amid Intermittent Showers

Power Supply to Karachi Remains Stable Amid Intermittent Showers

April 14, 2024, KARACHI: Electricity supply to Karachi remained stable amidst intermittent showers throughout the day.

KE teams continued to closely monitor the situation, maintaining proactive contact with key departments of the Government of Sindh, Met department, and the city’s administration, while the field teams remained available to address any faults.

Over 1900 feeders of KE’s network of almost 2100 feeders responsible for supplying power remained fully energized at any given time. In accordance with emergency safety protocols, power supply to low-lying areas with a risk of waterlogging and those with a high prevalence of kundas was temporarily suspended. These areas have also been gradually re-energized after clearance from field teams.

Spokesperson KE advised citizens to continue exercising caution by maintaining a safe distance from all electrical infrastructure and avoiding using appliances indoors with wet hands or feet as well as those exposed to rain such as water motors. KE’s social media platforms remain accessible 24/7 to assist customers and disseminate information. Customers can also seek assistance through the KE Live App and WhatsApp service. For emergency electrical complaints during rainy weather, the call center (118) is also accessible to assist consumers.

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 square kilometers 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.