Friday, January 27

Tag: KE

KE project Sarbulandi boosts economic activities in Orangi

Karachi:K-Electric is committed to not just provide uninterrupted electricity but also empower and uplift under-privileged communities as part of its Project Sarbulandi. In continuation of this vision, Warsia Colony, located in Orangi Town - the largest slum in Asia, has been exempted from load-shed. Previously the area was subject to 7.5 hours of scheduled load-shed per day, owing to high propensity for power theft and low rates of recovery.   Load-shed in areas with rampant power theft is part of the National Power Policy and theft reduction results in improved quality of life for area residents through improved access to power. In the case of a school located near Dua Chowk, Adytum Public Academy, student enrollment grew from 75 to 400 following the conversion to theft-resist...

(CITY): KE completes installation of Aerial Bundled Cables at Faqeer Colony

KARACHI:K-Electric (KE), with community engagement and service experience enhancement as its main objective, has completed installation of Aerial Bundled Cables (ABC) at Faqeer Colony in Orangi Town.   The power entity said in a statement on Monday that to ensure a smooth process, KE, as it has done with other Project Sarbulandi initiatives, partnered with the areas senior representatives. By partnering and working with the community, in addition to upgradation of power infrastructure, KE is also able to work with residents to mitigate power theft and ensure that more of its valued customers understand the importance of paying utility bills.   In addition to ABC installation, KE also aims to provide around 1,000 homes in the Faqeer Colony area with low cost meters. As...

KE delegation meets with SITE Superhighway Association office-bearers

Karachi:A K-Electric delegation headed by CEO Moonis Alvi along with members of the leadership team met with the S.I.T.E. Superhighway Association of Trade and Industries Karachi on Thursday as part of the power utility’s drive to further strengthen industry facilitation through closer coordination. During the meeting, current and upcoming challenges faced by industries and KE’s efforts to overcome these challenges were discussed, along with future strategy to address upcoming requirements of the SITE Superhighway Industrial Area.   KE’s initiatives to improve service levels for industries include 100% exemption from load-shed in addition to accelerated investments across power value chain to meet the city’s growing power needs. It was also agreed that to help with quick resolut...

KE facilitates senior citizens, removes need to visit Customer Centres

KARACHI:Strengthening its portfolio of services, K-Electric (KE), Karachi’s sole power provider, has launched tele-billing services for senior citizens and specially-abled customers via its 24/7 118 call center.   According to a KE statement on Thursday, this initiative is an extension of KE’s vision to be increasingly accessible to customers by driving digitization, streamlining business processes to ensure efficient complaint resolution, and amplified reach with added customer benefit through partnership agreements with Daraz and Bykea.   Enabling KE’s valued customers to resolve both billing and technical concerns conveniently from the comfort of their own homes became an imperative for the power utility especially in the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic with its ...

KE to convert Marriott Road into landscaped pedestrian enclave

KARACHI:Under its corporate social responsibility programme, K-Electric signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on October 6, 2020, with the Heritage Foundation for restoring Marriott Road to its former glory. As a commitment to promote cultural heritage and beautification in Karachi, KE signed the partnership at the Commissioner Karachi office. The project is in the historic heart of Karachi and several heritage sites, including Denso Hall, are located on Marriot Road. The power utility will invest in and install the electrical infrastructure as per the requirements of the project to take all cables underground, which entails a total expenditure of PKR 12 million. Heritage Foundation and KE have decided to work together to revive the heritage sites of the city of lights in a proj...

(City): Low gas pressure adversely impact KE’s generation capability

Karachi:According to a statement released by K-Electric (KE), the power utility is facing an on-going issue with gas pressure from the Sui southern Gas Company (SSGC). While the quantity of the required gas remains available, decreased pressure leads to reduced production of electricity. This gas pressure shortfall has created a supply gap of 400 MW, at a time when demand is high. Pressure of the gas supplied to KE’s power generation plants is low due to which various gas-fired plants at Korangi and SITE are not able to operate at their optimum capacity despite remaining fully available. Generation will be increased as soon as gas supply at the desired pressure is available. KE’s furnace-oil fired power plants are fully functional at this time. The power utility has also requested to...