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KESC to drop production due to low quality fuel supply

KARACHI: Karachites would face further load shedding as a power generating unit of Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) has been closed for, what the sources said, burning of furnace oil of "below specification", supplied by a private oil company.
KESC is relying on a private oil supplying company 'Byco' to meet its additional fuel needs. The furnace oil supplied by the company, sources claimed, was not up to standard, causing the closure of a unit of KESC at Korangi. Due to

KESC looking for a further hike in electricity tariff

KARACHI: The KESC has demanded a further hike in electricity tariff as gas curtailment continue to cause problems. NEPRA had recently augmented the electricity tariff as the KESC incurred additional expenses due to greater utilisation of furnace oil.
Sources have said that the KESC was not given priority in gas supply throughout the current year as supply fell to one fourth of the approved quota. They maintained that the company's demand for a further hike in tariff was justified

2010 – another year down the drain for KESC with Rs...

ISLAMABAD: The Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) has incurred an approximate loss of Rs 21 billion during the outgoing calendar year 2010.
Well-informed source in power sector informed Pakistan Today on Tuesday that there was a serious threat of power riots in the largest metropolis of the country during the coming summer, as KESC lacked funds to meet its operational expenses for the year 2011.
According to source, KESC's approximate revenue during last 12 month was

KESC climb to 2nd spot in PPFL

LAHORE: KESC routed HBL 3-0 at Peoples Sports Complex Karachi in the Pakistan Premier Football League (PPFL) on Tuesday.
With this win, they claimed second spot in the 16-team league with 47 points in 24 matches.
League leaders WAPDA secured 58 points from as many matches. KESC outpaced Army on Tuesday with 3-0 win over HBL. KESC led 1-0 at break with goal from Asian Cupper Abdul Ghafoor who sneaked his from the right flank in the 22nd minute.
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NEPRA increases KESC tariff by 58 paisa per unit

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has approved an increase of 58 paisa per unit in the power tariff of Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC). The fresh hike in power tariff has been approved for the month of October in the form of fuel adjustment charges, while the raise would be applicable from January. During a public hearing, NEPRA on behalf of KESC had requested for an increase in power tariff as part of annual fuel adjustment.
NEPRA also

Pakistan Premier Football League – Essa shines as KESC rout KPT

LAHORE: Pakistani skipper Muhammad Essa put up sparkling striking power as KESC edged out KPT 2-0 in the 194th match of Pakistan Premier Football League at Peoples Sports Complex, Karachi. KESC, who remained in third place, were lucky to win the match as KPT controlled most of the game, but missed opportunities to score.
Both the teams missed opportunities in the first eleven minutes. The 24th minute saw KPT skipper Akhtar Mamil clear the ball from the goal line after Riaz's

KESC plants’ maintenance spurs power outages

KARACHI: While people in the city are facing unabated power outages, The Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) has started "preventive maintenance" of its power plants, to be completed during the next five months, causing further electricity shortages.
According to sources in KESC the maintenance works of all power generating units were to be carried out to ensure the functions of all plants during the summers. With the change in weather, which they claimed, was the perfect time

KESC won’t benefit from Turkish power ship

The Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) is not going to get any additional electricity to be generated by the world's largest 'power ship' from Turkey. This meant that the people of Karachi will continue facing extended power cuts.
The ship would add its 232 megawatts of electricity to the national grid, or the WAPDA's grid. Once the addition has been made, PEPCO would reduce 232MW from its 650 MW supply to KESC, sources said. Moreover, it was not possible for

Maintenance caused cut in KESC gas supply

KARACHI: The Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) managing director on Monday apologised to the people of Karachi for cut in gas supply to the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) that is causing prolonged power load shedding in the city.
"Despite the fact that the KESC owes at least Rs 22 billion to the SSGC, gas supply has been curtailed due to annual maintenance work and it has nothing to do with the payment issue," SSGC MD Dr Faizullah Abbasi told the media at the Karachi Press

More outages as KESC shuts down 200MW-unit

KARACHI: The respite in sight for Karachiites from the unending routine of prolonged power outages is only after the November 4th, when the Sui Sui Southern Gas Company will restore supply of 210 mmcfd gas to Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC).
But the power crisis s likely to exacerbate after the KESC shut down one of its units at Bin Qasim Power Plant (BQPP) on Friday. "We have already informed the KESC that our current shortage of 200mmcfd gas is due to annual maintenance