KE Teams Closely Supervising Power Supply to Karachi Following Tripping in National Grid - Press Release issued by K-Electric.

Karachi -- January 23, 2023 (PPI-OT)

Following is the text of press release issued by K-Electric


Per reports, a fault in the National Grid caused a sudden drop in the system frequency at approximately 7:34 AM on 23rd January 2023. This caused a cascading outage widespread across the country, affecting power supply to multiple cities including Karachi. Fortunately, our system's protective mechanisms were able to prevent any damage to our infrastructure.

KE teams are active and directly supervising the restoration efforts across Karachi. Teams are also in contact with relevant authorities to re-establish the link between Karachi and the National Grid, which will quicken the restoration of power supply to affected areas. Progress across the country and KE is proceeding at a cautious pace, prioritizing the stability of the network frequency. Strategic installations such as Airport, Karachi Port, and hospitals are being restored first. Partial restoration of some areas has been achieved.

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