Power outages increase across city amid KE row with gas utility

KARACHI: Citizens braved another day of power loadshedding during the hot weather on Thursday though the cloudy sky brought some respite. K-Electric had already said that they were finding it “extremely challenging” to supply uninterrupted power to their consumers while getting “inadequate” gas from the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC). Owing to this they have been carrying out loadshedding in one-hour cycles in residential areas and four hours on average after midnight in industrial areas.

The misery of consumers increased manifold when they also experienced power failure due to localised faults or maintenance work, which was in addition to the loadshedding. There are also some residential areas near industrial areas which are experiencing extended loadshedding not meant for residents but for industry.

Published in Dawn, 6th April, 2018