K-Electric upgrades power infrastructure in Gharo

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Karachi, 6th November 2018: With the installation of kunda-resistant Aerial Bundled Cables (ABC) and provision of low-cost meters, K-Electric has upgraded its power infrastructure in Gharo. The upgradation drive, comprising conversion of 23 PMTs to ABC and installation of over 1,000 low-cost meters in Gharo, concluded successfully today.

According to KE Spokesperson, “This upgradation of power infrastructure will not only positively impact over 50,000 residents but also expected to boost socioeconomic activities in Gharo. At KE, we are taking all possible measures to further enhance the reliability of power supply across our network.”

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Over the years, KE has taken various measures to streamline its distribution network. So far KE has converted over 6,500 PMTs to ABC across its network. Areas post-ABC conversion have shown tremendous progress and experienced noticeable improvement in power supply. Various areas in Saddar, Lines Area, Liaquatabad, Gazdarabad, Rehmat Chowk, Altaf Town, Keamari and now Gharo are power theft-free with reduced load-shedding and minimal fault ratio.

About K-Electric:

We provide electricity to Karachi, the ‘City of Lights’.

K-Electric Limited caters to the city’s 6,500 square kilometres and supplies electricity to all the industrial, commercial, agricultural and residential areas that come under its network. The organisation has over 2.5 million customer accounts in Karachi, Dhabeji and Gharo in Sindh, and Hub, Uthal, Vindar and Bela in Balochistan.

We are the only vertically-integrated power utility in Pakistan, which means we manage all three key stages – generation, transmission and distribution – of producing and delivering energy to our consumers. K-Electric is also one of the city’s largest employers, with nearly 11,000 members of staff.

Formerly known as Karachi Electric Supply Company Limited, the organisation was established over a hundred years ago and is an integral part of one of the world’s most populous cities. In 2009, The Abraaj Group acquired a controlling stake in KES Power Limited, the majority shareholder, beginning a turnaround which has thus far seen investments of over USD 1.4 billion. Our transition to K-Electric in the face of numerous challenges has become a case study in business excellence and transformation, and we continue to work hard to take KE forward and earn the trust of all our stakeholders.

We are proud to have become one of the most dynamic institutions in the country – but our aspiration is to continuously improve and serve Karachi with even greater vigour and purpose.

For Media Inquiries:

K-Electric Media & PR Department:

Taha Siddiqui: 0300–2281183

Adil Murtaza:  0346–8223641

Syntax Communications

Faisal Mushtaq: 0321-2431568

(This news/article originally appeared in Return News on November 7th, 2018)

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