NEPRA to begin legal action against K-Electric for outages

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has held K-Electric responsible for unplanned load-shedding and decided to initiate legal proceedings against the private power utility.

According to a statement issued by the power-sector regulator, a five-member committee of Nepra paid visits to K-Electric between April 11 and 13 to investigate complaints of unannounced load-shedding following curtailment of gas supply by Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC). Consequently, consumers were suffering from the outages.
The committee held comprehensive discussions with K-Electric officials, inspected main power generation plants and grid stations as well as conducted surveys of relevant areas. It noted that K-Electric was receiving around 50 to 60 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) less gas compared to April 2017 and the situation worsened after the increase in electricity demand due to early onset of summer.

Published in The Express Tribune, 18th April, 2018