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  • Shanghai Electric gets CCP's approval to acquire K-Electric

    Shanghai Electric Power Co Ltd said on Monday that it had received approval from the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) to acquire K-Electric Limited...

    The Abraaj Group announced in October that one of its companies, KES Power, had reached an agreement to divest its stake in K-Electric, the country’s largest and only vertically integrated power utility, to Shanghai Electric...

  • Nepra faults K-Electric for power outages, initiates legal proceedings

    ISLAMABAD: An investigation by the power regulator has found serious shortcomings on part of K-Electric, including generation and distribution shortfalls which caused prolonged and unannounced electricity outages and sufferings to the people...

    The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Friday decided to initiate legal proceedings against the Karachi-based integrated power utility and sought an explanation within 14...

  • Massive power outages in Karachi as K-Electric struggles to manage load

    A major part of Karachi remained deprived of electricity on Tuesday as K-Electric (KE) said it carried out "load-management to minimise inconvenience," being faced by citizens due to a technical fault in the National Transmis­sion Despatch Company (NTDC)...

    The K-Electric claimed its teams were working on top priority to have the issue resolved and bring the supply back online...

  • K-Electric cites low gas pressure as Karachiites complain of prolonged power cuts

    The main provider of electricity to Karachi, K-Electric, on Wednesday issued a press release citing low gas pressure as a reason behind the "brief disruption of power" many citizens within the metropolis are experiencing for the past two days...

    K-Electric's press release came at least seven hours after the Sui Southern Gas Company ? a government-run organisation managing country's natural gas assets ? issued a tweet, saying because...

  • Nepra takes notice of frequent power cuts by K-Electric

    In compliance with the decision of Sindh High Court and considering the complaints of general public and media reports regarding frequent tripping and prolonged load shedding in Karachi, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Wednesday took an action to evaluate the performance of K-Electric in wake of recent events and implementation of earlier directions of the authority...

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  • Delhi residents get paid for power outages - will K-Electric do the same?

    “The next time you face unscheduled power cuts, the Delhi government will ensure you are adequately compensated,” an excerpt from the Times of India’s June 18, 2015 story reads...

    “If Discom (local power distributors) fails to restore power in an hour, it will have to pay a penalty of Rs50 per hour to every consumer for the first two hours, followed by Rs100 for each consecutive hour,” the Times of India story further said...

  • Save K-Electric, power utilities ordered to refund Rs2.83 per unit

    ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) directed the Power distribution company of ex-Wapda on Tuesday to refund 35 per cent of fuel costs overcharged to consumers in March...

    The Central Power Purchase Agency (CPPA), which had filed a request for monthly fuel price adjustment (FPA), also put on record that furnace oil-based power generation was now cheaper than gas-based generation because of imported...

  • Power ministry plans new contract with K-Electric

    ISLAMABAD: Water and Power Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif, much milder after the previous day’s fireworks, gave a potentially heartening news to the National Assembly on Thursday over meeting power shortages in Karachi that added to woes from a deadly heatwave...

    Winding up a two-day debate on the country’s energy crisis and more than 1,100 heatwave deaths in Karachi and other parts of Sindh, he said a new contract with K-Electric...

  • Technical fault in Kanupp to worsen power crisis in Karachi: K-Electric

    KARACHI: The city's primary electricity provider K-Electric has announced that power shortfall in Karachi has worsened after a technical fault led to the shut down of Karachi Nuclear Power Plant (Kanupp), the atomic power plant that provides electricity to the metropolis...

    K-Electric claimed on its Twitter account Monday that electricity demand in the city has reached 3000MW while generation is being "severely affected" due to the...

  • Nepra questions K-Electric's failure in restoring power after rains

    The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Thursday expressed concern over K-Electric’s failure to maintain power supply after a spell of monsoon rain in Karachi...

    “K-Electric did not take preemptive measures despite warnings issued by the Nepra,” said Tariq Saddozai, chairman of Nepra, while hearing a petition to determine fuel adjustment prices...

  • Power grid upgrade: K-Electric, US OPIC commit to 10-year $250m project

    WASHINGTON: K-Electric Limited, Pakistan and United States (US) Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) on Wednesday executed a commitment letter for a $250 million 10-year financing project...

    The OPIC loan ? to be facilitated by CitiBank ? will be used by K-Electric to undertake a comprehensive and transformative upgrade of K-Electric's power grid...

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