Most parts of Sindh, Balochistan plunge into darkness as largest power plant trips

Most parts of Sindh, Balochistan plunge into darkness as largest power plant trips

Karachi (Staff Report): Tripping of at least 11 units of Pakistan’s largest power plant, Guddu Thermal Power House, led to a major power breakdown on Friday that affected various areas of Sindh and Balochistan.


According to details, five of the 16 units of the power plant were already non-operational while the remaining 11 units tripped due to dense fog causing, leading to an immediate shortfall of 747MW of electricity.

A spokesperson of the National Transmission and Dispatch Company said that the units which tripped due to intense fog, will be restored after it clears, adding that that work was underway to restore electricity supply.

K-Electric tweeted that “Due to tripping in National Grid, the power supply is affected to most parts of Sindh including Karachi. K-Electric’s restoration efforts are underway. We regret the inconvenience caused to customers and request their cooperation during this time”.

K-Electric spokesperson maintained that repair work was underway and apologised customers for inconvenience.