Key electrical outages were caused by a power transmission accident early on Monday in major towns in Sindh and Punjab.
According to reports in the local media citing the Ministry of Energy, the National Grid’s system frequency dropped this morning, causing significant disruption in the electricity system.
The frequency of the national system dropped early on Monday morning, causing a nationwide power outage, according to the Ministry of Energy.
“According to early indications, the National Grid’s system frequency dropped at 7:34 this morning, which led to a significant failure in the electrical system,” the ministry tweeted.
The power-producing units are temporarily shut down in the winter at night as a cost-saving strategy to reduce fuel expenses, according to Power Minister Khurrum Dastagir in a conversation with a news channel.
“Frequency fluctuation was seen in the southern region of the country between Jamshoro and Dadu when the systems were turned on one by one this morning at 7:30. The electricity fluctuated, and each system was turned off individually. This is not a serious situation, Dastagir stated.
The minister announced that some grid stations in Tarbela and Warsak have begun to be restored by his ministry.
The minister declared that the grids of the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) and some of the Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) have already been restored.
The minister explained that Karachi’s breakdown is complex because the port city has a complete electric supply system.
“Normally, we give K-Electric between 1,000 and 1,100 megawatts; nevertheless, it will be restored in a short while. How long it will take to resolve this issue is unknown. However, my goal is to restore power to the nation within the next 12 hours “the minister stated.
Several electricity distribution companies had already reported the malfunction before the ministry made its declaration.