Floods across the country affected 81 grid stations, but 46 grid stations were able to restore their power supplies.
A total of 881 11-kV feeders have been damaged in the four provinces of the country as a result of monsoon rains and floods, affecting the supply of electricity to 9,75,000 consumers in these provinces. Out of the 675 feeders that were affected, 475 have already been restored, restoring electricity to 70,600 consumers.
To prevent electrocution incidents, electricity was not provided to 35 grid stations, 25 of which were located in Balochistan, five in Sindh, and five in KPK. Due to the floods and rains, NTDC’s 220-kV transmission lines between Sibi and Quetta as well as Dadu and Khuzdar have been damaged.
It is expected that the Dadu to Khuzdar transmission line will be completed by tomorrow, and the Sibi to Quetta transmission line, which was affected by the collapse of 10 towers, will be completed by September 10.
As soon as the flood-affected areas of DG Khan and Rajanpur were evacuated, MEPCO’s General Manager of Operation MEPCO Nasir Ayaz Gurmani confirmed the restoration of electricity.