AVN 64.40 Decreased By ▼ -3.30 (-4.87%)
BOP 8.80 Decreased By ▼ -0.44 (-4.76%)
CHCC 134.51 Decreased By ▼ -3.49 (-2.53%)
DCL 10.00 Decreased By ▼ -0.58 (-5.48%)
DGKC 108.30 Decreased By ▼ -4.30 (-3.82%)
EFERT 64.20 Decreased By ▼ -0.60 (-0.93%)
EPCL 40.94 Decreased By ▼ -2.81 (-6.42%)
FCCL 20.86 Decreased By ▼ -0.40 (-1.88%)
FFL 15.24 Decreased By ▼ -0.57 (-3.61%)
HASCOL 15.38 Decreased By ▼ -0.32 (-2.04%)
HBL 131.61 Decreased By ▼ -3.39 (-2.51%)
HUBC 81.66 Decreased By ▼ -2.54 (-3.02%)
HUMNL 7.55 Decreased By ▼ -0.36 (-4.55%)
JSCL 24.90 Decreased By ▼ -1.20 (-4.6%)
KAPCO 28.42 Decreased By ▼ -0.72 (-2.47%)
KEL 3.69 Decreased By ▼ -0.14 (-3.66%)
LOTCHEM 11.70 Decreased By ▼ -0.29 (-2.42%)
MLCF 41.60 Decreased By ▼ -0.71 (-1.68%)
OGDC 93.95 Decreased By ▼ -2.40 (-2.49%)
PAEL 33.10 Decreased By ▼ -1.30 (-3.78%)
PIBTL 12.80 Decreased By ▼ -0.54 (-4.05%)
PIOC 94.73 Decreased By ▼ -4.27 (-4.31%)
POWER 9.76 Decreased By ▼ -0.31 (-3.08%)
PPL 84.24 Decreased By ▼ -1.72 (-2%)
PSO 200.00 Decreased By ▼ -6.89 (-3.33%)
SNGP 56.70 Decreased By ▼ -2.84 (-4.77%)
STPL 12.80 Decreased By ▼ -0.40 (-3.03%)
TRG 47.32 Decreased By ▼ -2.41 (-4.85%)
UNITY 22.96 Increased By ▲ 0.71 (3.19%)
WTL 1.05 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-1.87%)
BR100 4,178 Decreased By ▼ -110.33 (-2.57%)
BR30 21,225 Decreased By ▼ -653.36 (-2.99%)
KSE100 40,251 Decreased By ▼ -936.05 (-2.27%)
KSE30 16,893 Decreased By ▼ -404.1 (-2.34%)
COVID-19 TOTAL DAILY
Business

Karachi’s power outage situation to improve from next year, says KE

  • The LNG power plant would come next year and this situation would not remain the same next year.
24 Sep 2020

As the city of Karachi once again faces the power outage issue, the city only power utility provider K-Electric has said that the power situation of the city would improve next year with the arrival of new LNG power plant.

A statement issued by the spokesperson of KE said that the company has five power plants out of which four are running on gas, while the remaining one runs on furnace oil which generates one thousand megawatts of electricity from it.

The spokesman said that the gas power plants were facing challenges and the Sui Southern Gas Company SSGC could provide a better response to the improvement in gas but we try to keep the plant running.

The spokesperson added that load shedding was taking place where it was needed, the LNG power plant would come next year and this situation would not remain the same next year. With the number of load-shedding hours rising KE has put the blame on SSGC for the ongoing issue of gas pressure.

While the quantity of the required gas remained available, decreased pressure led to reduced production of electricity. This gas pressure issue created a supply gap of 400 megawatts at a time when demand was high.

The pressure of the gas supplied to KE’s power generation plants was low due to which various gas-fired plants at Korangi and SITE were not able to operate at their optimum capacity despite remaining fully available. The generation would be increased as soon as the gas supply at the desired pressure was available. KE’s furnace-oil-fired power plants were fully functional at this time.

Comments are closed on this story.

2 Comment(s)
Sort By
NK Ali Sep 24, 2020 01:35pm
KEL has been issuing statements since its operations started with only a marginal change. Otherwise, the overall misery remains the same. Salams
thumb_up Recommended (0)
Concerned citizen Sep 24, 2020 03:03pm
KE has been holding Karachities as hostages for decades. The government should have competition to improve service and lower the cost.
thumb_up Recommended (0)