Massive blackout throughout Pakistan following fault in energy distribution system2 min read
Image Source : AP PHOTO People and auto-rickshaws are silhouetted on automobile headlights on a darkish road throughout widespread energy outages in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
An enormous blackout led to darkness throughout a number of cities and cities throughout Pakistan late on Saturday. According to media reviews, the blackout was a results of a fault within the energy distribution system. The energy outage was reported shortly earlier than midnight nearly concurrently in lots of cities. Residents of Karachi, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Islamabad, Multan and others confronted the blackout, the reviews acknowledged.
Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqaat tweeted that the National Transmission Despatch Company’s traces have tripped, inflicting an outage. “It will take sometime before everything gets back to normal,” he added.
Power Minister Omar Ayub Khan stated the frequency within the energy distribution system abruptly dropped from 50 to zero, inflicting the blackout.
“We are trying to ascertain what caused the drop in frequency,” Ayub stated.
Initial reviews counsel there was a fault within the Guddu energy plant in Sindh province at 11.41 pm, the Energy Ministry tweeted.
The fault tripped the excessive transmission traces and this resulted within the system frequency to drop from 50 to zero in lower than a second, inflicting energy crops to close down, in line with the ministry.
It added that Khan was overseeing the restoration work on the National Power Control Center.
The minister appealed to folks to keep up restraint and stated energy restoration was being carried out with warning and groups had been on the bottom.
Later, Khan posted a collection of tweets relating to the restoration of energy in a number of grids.
(With PTI inputs)
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