The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Wednesday directed K-Electric to submit a detailed report regarding unannounced load-shedding in Karachi while taking additional notice of consumers receiving inflated electricity bills.
“Strict directions have been given to K-Electric to take remedial measures and submit a detailed report to Nepra immediately,” read a statement issued by Nepra.
According to local media reports, the electric regulatory authority further said that consumers receiving inflated electricity bills can file complaints at its regional office in Karachi.
According to reports, electricity shortage has become a cause of water shortage in the provincial capital, causing increased difficulty to people already enduring high summer temperatures.
On the other hand, K-Electric has blamed the current fuel shortage in the country that it claims has reduced its generation capacity. The power company further claimed that areas with increased incidence of electricity theft are currently experiencing more load shedding compared to other areas.
Earlier on June 19, the Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCOE) had approved proposals relating to the supply of additional power to Karachi Electric from the national grid and had directed that the technical details should be finalised between the concerned parties by August 15.