October 14, 2022 (MLN): K-Electric on Friday said that it has restored power supply across Karachi in a phase-wise manner after it was affected by tripping in the transmission lines of the national grid on Thursday, a press release showed.
“It had affected multiple cities across Sindh, Balochistan and Southern Punjab. KE’s network after safely being disconnected from national grid, landed in island mode post which KE through its own generation plants started power restoration within a span of an hour and half,” the KE said in a statement.
The utility company started phase-wise restoration efforts with priority to strategic installations such as KWSB pumping stations, airport, and hospitals. Power supply was then gradually diverted to residential areas including but not limited to PECHS, Orangi, Lyari, Ibrahim Hyderi, Nazimabad, and DHA.
While KE systems remained stable, supply from the grid is affected due to ongoing technical constraints at their end.
As per initial information, this situation may persist over the next 48 hours. To manage the constraints, KE may temporarily curtail power supply to industrial zones during nighttime hours to facilitate residential areas, it added.
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