KE hints at increase loadshedding due to hike in demand of electricity

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KARACHI: K-Electric (KE) has said an increase in loadshedding can be expected this summer as growing demand of electricity due to the ease in lockdown and a spike in business activities in the metropolis.
In a statement K-Electric spokesman on Wednesday said the surge in demand of electricity has made loadshedding inevitable in Karachi.
The KE spokesman said that the power supply company is not getting the required amount of furnace oil and it is affecting the production of electricity.
He said in the current situation, an increase in loadshedding can be expected, it added. This can lead to loadshedding in the metropolis and the adjacent areas, the spokesperson said.
As soon as the supply of furnace oil is regulated, the production of electricity will boost as well to meet demand, said the company’s spokesman.
Excessive power loadshedding and shortage of potable water have unfolded severe issues for the residents of Karachi under the scorching heat of summer with mercury lingering between 40 to 42 degrees Celsius.
People have expressed anger over the pre-existing situation of power supply, adding that that the KE is causing an ‘artificial’ crisis.
The citizens bewailed that in Karachi, power is out for several hours regularly despite partial lockdown across the province.
It is worth a mention here, every year in summers an artificial crisis of fuel is created to get funds from the government, while the corporation charges double in bills from the public the province.
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