There are multiple reports of power outages in different areas of Pakistan, particularly from the southern part of Pakistan which includes Sindh, Balochistan, and some areas of the southern part of Punjab. The network tripped on 13-Oct-2022 at 09:34 a.m.
Starting from the reports of power blackouts from different areas of Karachi and the K-electric spokesperson’s tweet regarding reports of multiple outages from different areas of Karachi confirmed the news about power failure. This power failure not only resides in Karachi, rather as per our resources they are reported from different areas of Pakistan including Faisalabad, Sialkot, Bhurewala, Vehari, Multan, and Sheikhupura. The network tripped on 13-Oct-2022 at 09:34 a.m.
The reason for this power outage is unknown so far. But as per experts, the WAPDA network gets tripped due to an over-current fault in the Guddu Power plant leading to a series of tripping of interconnected transmission lines which are connected with it.
Connected lines include the Guddu Power plant to Jamshoro and NKI lines which is the main source of power for Sindh & Balochistan from the WAPDA (NTDC) network which leads to a power outage (tripping of power) in Karachi. Ministry of Energy tweeted about the fault that occurred in the Southern part of Pakistan.
Teams are investigating the matter of this tripping caused and restoration efforts are underway for the resolution.