Load-shed duration has not gone up in any part of the city – KE Rebuts

Load-shed duration has not gone up in any part of the city – KE Rebuts

Extremely low gas-pressures affected production at KE’s gas-fired plants

Karachi – 19th June 2015: Despite some ongoing reports circulating in the media KE has rebutted such reports and says that load-shed duration has NOT gone up in any part of the city.

Spokesman KE said, “Duration of load-shed is still the same, we have only changed the timings for load-shed after which people are thinking that the duration has gone up. The change in load-shed timing has been done to facilitate Sehr and Iftar”.

On the other hand, on the night of the 18th, gas pressure went to devastatingly low levels at KE’s SITE and Korangi Plants which run on gas, and due to low gas pressure and quantity from SSGC’s end, electricity generation got affected which caused outages in some parts of the city.

Electricity demand has also gone up and has touched 3,100 MW which is a record high for Karachi, and the rising temperature has pushed this demand up. On the other hand KE’s team has been deployed in areas where there have been reports of faults due to wire-snaps and illegal connections.

In the end, KE would like to apologise to those consumers who faced the brunt of outages and would like to assure them that the power utility is trying its level best to overcome these issues, especially during the month of Ramadan.