K-Electric CEO briefs cabinet body over power supply situation

K-Electric CEO briefs cabinet body over power supply situation

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Islamabad: Federal Minister of Planning and Development Asad Umar chaired a meeting of the Federal Cabinet’s Energy Affairs Subcommittee on Monday, and K Electric officials briefed them on the city’s recent power outage.

The meeting reviewed measures to balance the supply and demand of electricity in the country’s commercial centers.

The chief executive officer (CEO) of K-Electric briefed the meeting on the measures taken by power companies to overcome the power shortage.

The Ministry of Electricity stated that they had provided all possible assistance to the power company, and the power company was only responsible for supplying power to the city.

Asad Umar said in his speech that everyone should clear their responsibilities to ensure continued power supply in the city.

“We are constantly in touch with the K-Electric officials over electricity supply in the city,” he said and directed the power ministry to ensure uninterrupted power supply in the city.

Under the supervision of the special assistant to Prime Minister Shahzad Qasim, a committee was also established to review fuel supply measures for power companies.

It is worth mentioning that Asad Umar said on June 9 that by 2023, Karachi will receive another 1,400 megawatts of electricity.

He chaired a special meeting on Monday to review Karachi’s future power demand outlook.

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The meeting discussed possible measures to provide Karachi with more electricity through the State Grid to meet future demand.

The meeting discussed possible measures to provide Karachi with more electricity through the State Grid to meet future demand.

Asad Umar instructed interested parties to study the commercial aspects of various projects and eliminate any bottlenecks in the construction of the Xindian website.

The forum was informed that by 2023, Karachi’s electricity demand is expected to increase to nearly 4,100 MW, so an additional 1,300 MW will be needed to meet future demand.

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