Nepra blames Karachi’s power woes on KE

ISLAMABAD: The Nati­onal Electric Power Regula­tory Authority (Nepra) has found K-Electric at fault for the ongoing power crisis in Karachi and asked the government to increase gas quota for the power utility to ease public sufferings.

At the conclusion of a three-day visit of its special investigation team to the port city, the regulator reviewed the investigation report and decided to initiate legal proceedings against the power utility for violations of various responsibilities, including non-utilisation of its full power generation capacity.

The investigation committee noted that the load management carried out by K-Electric was beyond its claims and in addition to loadshedding on account of gas curtailment. The KE network also experienced faults adding to the unplanned loadshedding hours due to its fragile distribution system.

Published in Dawn, 18th April, 2018