Published On: Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Published in Category: Karachi

KESC warns of more load shedding due to gas shortage

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Karachi: The Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) on Thursday said that it was facing gas shortage which could result in more load shedding in the largest metropolis of the country.

According to a KESC spokesperson, the gas being supplied to it by the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) fell from 150mmcfd to 80mmcfd on Wednesday evening.

“This has adversely impacted the power generation of KESC’s gas turbines, which will lead to an unavoidable increase load shedding to 7.5 hours in some residential and commercial areas,” the spokesman added.

The power utility warned that exemption from load shedding for essential services such as hospitals, industries and water pumping stations could be affected if the gas supply did not improve immediately.
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