K-Electric justifies extended load-shedding from its end

K-Electric justifies extended load-shedding from its end


KARACHI: Residents of Gulshan-i-Iqbal Blocks 6 and 7 complained of extended power breakdowns in their neighborhoods on Monday. K-Electric (KE), meanwhile, has said that this was part of “load-shedding” on their part was merely due to reduced gas supply from the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC).

Many residents complained that they did not have electricity for 10 hours at a stretch; the power utility, however, said that it was not so.

“They are experiencing load-shedding in one to two-hour cycles,” said a KE spokesperson. “Other areas of the city are also experiencing the same,” he added.

According to KE, they are currently receiving gas supply at approximately 90mmcfd as opposed to 276mmcfd allocated by the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC).

They claim that their 500MW power plants are run solely on gas.

The low gas supply and non-operational power plants have created an additional deficit in the system, which is expected to increase as the demand for power shoots up due to the hot weather conditions.

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