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Rising temperatures and reduced gas pressure behind power interruption: KE Spokesperson

Karachi, June 13, 2019: Soaring temperatures during peak summer has led to a sharp increase in the demand for electricity. KE has made continuous investments in its generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure to be able to fulfill its commitment of providing maximum relief to its consumers during peak summer.

However, reduction in gas pressure has affected the generation capacity of some of K-Electric’s power plants which have led to the need for load management in certain areas and KE apologizes to its customers for the inconvenience.

The aforementioned factors and the need to manage the increased load led to a temporary interruption in electricity supply to some parts of Malir, Shah Faisal Colony, North Karachi and North Nazimabad. KE’s on-ground teams have been working round the clock to ensure timely restoration of power supply to these areas. Furthermore, there have been no reports of extended power outages from any part of the city nor has the duration of load-shed been extended.

A K-Electric spokesperson said in this regard, “KE teams are available round the clock to address any localized faults and customers can reach out to our call centers on 118 or via text message on 8119. Customers can also direct their queries to KE’s social media platforms or through the KE Live app.”

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