Load curtailment from NTDC

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Staff Reporter

Karachi

The National Grid’s (NTDC) 500kV Hubco-NKI line is under forced outage since 29th September 2019 due to which there is an unforeseen reduction up to 250 MW power supply from the national grid to the K-Electric system. K-Electric is making all possible efforts to manage the power shortfall created due to this situation in light of the rising temperatures following rain and compounded by the insignificant power supply from 150MW wind corridor of the National Grid due to low wind factor. Per Spokesperson K-Electric, “We remain in close coordination with NTDC officials to minimize disruption to the power supply situation and ensure the fastest possible resolution to this issue. The reduced supply from the National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC), albeit temporarily, may necessitate brief spells of load-management including in exempted areas.
We have informed our valued customers of the situation through SMS and thank them for their patience and understanding during this time. As soon as the NTDC’s maintenance work is completed, power supply situation should be normalized across the city. We shall keep our customers informed about the developments and regret the inconvenience caused.”

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