The tripping of Guddu Power Plant resulted in the power breakdown in Sindh and Balochistan.
Power breakdown in Sindh including Karachi and also Balochistan province occurred as Guddu Thermal Power Plant tripped due to fog. 5 of the 16 power plant units were already non-functional and now remaining 11 were also tripped due to the electricity shortfall of 747 MW.
Power breakdown in Karachi affected Liaquatabad, Sea One Area, Mehmoodabad, Korangi, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Orangi Town, Soldier Bazaar, Old City, Saddar and Defence View and other parts of city.
National Transmission and Dispatch Company revealed that the power Guddu Thermal Power Plant tripped because of high foggy conditions. However, the work was under progress to resume the electricity supply.
Earlier, K-Electric revealed that due to tripping in the National Grid, power supply is affected in Karachi and other parts of Sindh.
They later tweeted that the power situation in Karachi is expected to improve in next 3 to 4 hours. K-Electric further requested the cooperation during the whole time.