During the late hours of the night, various areas in Karachi experienced a sudden increase in electricity load shedding. However, K Electric has provided an update stating that power generation is now returning to normal, eliminating the need for excessive load management.
The power outages commenced even prior to the arrival of Cyclone Baparjoy, affecting several neighborhoods in Karachi, including Federal B Area, Landhi, Korangi, Shah Faisal Colony, Malir, Saadi Town, Defence, and Gulistan Johar. These areas endured prolonged power disruptions for several hours.
K Electric’s spokesperson took to social media to explain that the cyclone was likely to disrupt the supply of RLNG (Regasified Liquefied Natural Gas) in the country, which could potentially impact power generation. In the event of an RLNG outage, additional load management measures were expected to be implemented in Karachi, with a duration of up to 2 hours. The load management would be applied while exempting certain consumers.
However, in the latest update from K Electric, it has been confirmed that the supply of RLNG has been restored and power generation is gradually returning to its regular state. Consequently, the ongoing excess load management in the city has been immediately discontinued.