Partial power interruption of few hours in some areas of Karachi due to EHT line tripping

Karachi, May 31, 2017 (PPI-OT):Power supply to various parts of Karachi was affected for few hours due to EHT line tripping during the early hours on Tuesday. The EHT line tripped due to extra ordinarily high humidity levels in Karachi and its outskirts. The high amount of moisture in the air coupled with low wind factor led to reduced transmission capacity. As a result K-Electric teams were forced to manage the power shortfall through load management to ensure that the system remains intact and to avoid any major or prolonged breakdown in Karachi.

Affected areas included Nazimabad, Orangi, Azizabad, Malir, FB Area, Gulshan, Shah Faisal, Johar and North Karachi. It is pertinent to note that all strategic installations including key hospitals, airport, Dhabeji and Pipri pumping stations were provided with uninterrupted power supply. The high levels of humidity are expected to persist in the coming days.

In order to avoid any vulnerabilities in the infrastructure, the utility will be continuing with load management spells across the city over the next 2 to 3 days. However, relief will be provided to all residential customers during Sehr and Iftar. KE regrets the inconvenience caused to its valued customers due to unforeseen circumstances and looks forward to their cooperation during this time.

For more information, contact:
DGM-Media Cell
K-Electric
Formerly known as Karachi Electric Supply Company Limited (KESC)
2nd Floor, State Life Building No 11,
Abdullah Haroon Road, Saddar, Karachi
Tel: +92-21-99207163
Cell: +92-301-8286193
Email: ahmed.faraz@ke.com.pk