KARACHI - The Sui Southern Gas Company has increased gas supply to KESC to 300 MMCF with a view to increase the power generation capacity of the company to minimize loadshedding, sources told The Nation on Thursday. The increase in gas supply to KESC is part of an understanding developed during recent meetings between the federal government's team, led by Ismail Qureshi, new management of the KESC and representatives of WAPDA and SSGC, said sources. On the one hand, KESC has set its power generating capacity in full gear to increase the output of the electricity. The company has improved its production after violent protests of the general public and intervention of the federal government. As a result, the loadshedding has been reduced and the people hoped that this situation would persist in future. It is worth mentioning here that the city had remained in the grip of unscheduled loadshedding for last couple of weeks. The new management of the KESC has assured the government of full-scale production and supply of electricity in the metropolis. It is note worthy that KESC has now started its generation on furnace oil and Sui Southern Gas Company has also increased its supply to up to 300 MMCFD. The SSGC had closed its gas field a few weeks ago for annual maintenance work. Meanwhile, Sawan Gas Field, owned by OMV Pakistan, is supplying 105 MMCFD of natural gas to the city, which is an alarming situation as Karachi has passed through a worse phase of power shortage due to reduced gas supply. The SSGC has already informed the administration about this shortfall. Meanwhile, the supply of electricity by KESC remained 1,031 MW. Bin Qasim Power Plant supplied 850 MW of this essential utility as all its units have been put on generation. The IPPs provided 212 MW and WAPDA contributed by 700 MW of electricity. The total supply remained 2,093 MW against the demand of around 2,300 MW. To overcome this shortage, city is being experiencing a loadshedding of 3 hours on rotational basis. All the areas of the city have faced this power shortage.