KARACHI: The required part to restore affected unit of KE’s Bin Qasim Power Station has reached Karachi from Holland. To speed the process, the rotor, weighing over 41 tonnes, was airlifted via the cargo aircraft Antonov and has been transferred to KE’s Bin Qasim facility on emergency basis. Team of experts has initiated installation work of the equipment at plant premises. Installation and re-energization of the affected unit is expected to be completed by May 20th which will lead to an improvement in the city’s power situation.
K-Electric is currently facing power-shortage caused by a fault at one unit of its Bin Qasim power plant. Due to additional power shortfall previously exempted residential areas are currently experiencing temporary load-management of up to 3 hours. The power utility regrets the inconvenience caused to customers during this time and making all possible efforts to improve the power situation in the city. It is pertinent to note that industrial areas as well as all strategic installations are still exempted from load-shed whereas supply of electricity is normal at the intermediate examination centers as well while no unscheduled load shed is carried out in the city.
Moreover, K-Electric is committed to serve its customers during the holy month of Ramadan wherein peak demand is expected to reach around 3400 MW. Residential customers will be given priority during Sehr and Iftar whereas industrial areas will experience load shed of up to 6 hours during the night to ensure that maximum relief is provided to residential customers during Ramadan.
K-Electric continues to urge consumers to conserve energy throughout the day and avoid the use of heavy machinery during peak hours. News Desk