K-Electric has been in close contact with the leading business associations and entities of Karachi since beginning of COVID-19 and resulting lockdown. KE representatives had these meetings to highlight the challenges on power supply situation in Karachi. The meetings were held with KIF, KATI, SITE, FBATI, SSHATI, NKATI and Pak Fisheries among others. The peak energy demand crossed 3500 MW due to high temperatures and humidity in Karachi, the power supply remained affected due to shortage of fuel supply to KE and IPPs that supply energy to the KE. The power generation also faced challenges on the wind and solar renewables side, reason being overcast skies and low wind pressure. The issue was further compounded due to non-availability of KANNUP power plant since start of July 2020. This very gap between the supply and demand has necessitated load management regime especially during the night when discretionary electricity demand is high, KE informed the industry associations. While KE has always unequivocally supported industries and prioritised services to them by becoming the first utility in Pakistan to implement 100% load-shed exemption to industries, the current shortage situation is unprecedented.