Pakistan Is Experiencing a Nationwide Power Outage

A change in the frequency of the national grid caused a major power outage on Monday, according to the Ministry of Energy.

A significant power outage was recorded nationwide on Monday, according to the Ministry of Energy, and it was caused by a change in the national grid’s frequency. At 7:34 am, the national grid’s frequency system failed, resulting in a nationwide power outage. It also stated that the system’s restoration was moving quite quickly.

It was further said that restoration work for grid stations had begun in Warsak and that limited grid stations owned by the electricity supply companies in Islamabad and Peshawar had been brought back online in an hour.

Pakistan’s Power Breakdown

The power outage was caused by a transmission error that affected many major cities, including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Karachi, Peshawar, Lahore, and Quetta.

According to the company’s spokeswoman, all 117 of IESCO’s grid stations are without power.

He claims that the regional control centers have yet given no reason for the power loss.

According to Quetta Electric Supply Company, the two transmission lines from Guddu to Quetta tripped (QESCO). The minister for the power division, Engineer Khurram Dastgir, stated on a private channel that the breakdown was not “serious.” We temporarily shut down our power generation systems at night as a cost-saving measure due to the decreased demand for electricity throughout the winter months across the entire nation.

Nevertheless, he continued, several power generating units shut down this morning due to frequency variation and voltage fluctuation in the country’s south, between Dadu and Jamshoro.

The minister declared that the grid stations in Peshawar and Islamabad are now being restored. He continued, “I can assure you that power will be fully restored across the country in the next 12 hours.” The nationwide power outage has drawn the attention of the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra).

The National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) was also told by the authority to present a thorough report on the electrical blackout.

Written by Aly Bukshi

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