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Thursday Apr 08 2021
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KE announces reduced loadshedding in Ramadan, no power outage during Eid

By
Web Desk
The logo of Karachi's sole-power provide K-Electric. — KE/File

  • In April-May, the demand for electricity may go up from 2900 MW to 3000 MW.
  • NTDC allows KE to add 450 MW to its system.
  • 70% work on Bin Qasim Power Plant III underway.


Karachi's sole power provide K-Electric announced Thursday it would exempt 75% of the feeders providing electricity to the port city from loadshedding on the occasion of Ramadan, while the entire metropolis would not face power outages during Eid.

KE's Chief Marketing and Communication Officer (CMCO) Sadia Dada, addressing a press conference alongside the company's chief executive Moonis Alvi, said the 220 KV double circuit project in Jamshoro has been completed with the help of the National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC).

The spokesperson said NTDC has allowed KE to add 450 MW to its system, following which, a total of 1,100 MW electricity would be provided to Karachi.

Moreover, the work on Bin Qasim Power Plant III is 70% complete, while the installation of pipelines on it has also been completed by 70%.

In April-May, the demand for electricity may go up from 2,900 MW to 3,000 MW, however, there will be no need for load management this month, she said.

"Maximum power demand can go up to 3300 MW," Dada added.