KARACHI - The Karachi Electric Supply Company hit the peak of 2310 megawatts electricity supply late on Thursday night. In a separate development, IPP Gul Ahmed has resumed supplying power to the KESC. Rains of the previous night caused minimum faults reflecting the fact that the distribution system had held up, given maintenance and precautionary planning these last days, stated by Jan Abbas Zaidi, Chief Operating Officer Distribution, while addressing a media briefing here Friday afternoon. Ayesha Eirabie, Director Corporate Communications, was also accompanying him. He said that the KESC management team, led by CEO Naveed Ismail, had met a joint delegation of MQM and PPP this morning and apprised them of the challenges faced by the utility and the cooperation it has required across the city to improve its work and operational delivery. The delegation was also informed of the steps being taken to combat the possible hazards of the expected rains. He further stated that at 2 PM Friday, the KESC had been supplying 1965 MWs of electricity to the City against the same demand, and there was no load shedding. The demand had decreased because of good weather when the load of air conditioners fell substantially. Pepco had been supplying 630 megawatts. The IPP Gul Ahmed had come back online and resumed supply electricity. On the other hand, the SSGC had sent a message informing of the possibility of a curtailment in gas supply, he added. Further rain had been forecast for the coming few days, and these were expected to come much less in terms of millimetres than that of July 18, when 205 mm rains had been recorded within two or more hours. Abbas said that a total of 253 sub-stations had been carbonised in that rain, which had been cleared of water by now. He advised the residents of high-rise buildings to take great care for protecting the sub-stations located in their basements from standing water, which could cause long suspension of electricity supply. To a question, he said that work on Gadap Grid Station had been completed and now all of the 56 grid stations, as well as the total 1106 feeders of the utility had been functioning normally. Giving out detail of the cable faults, he said 53 faults had been registered during the 24 hours of which 21 belonged to main cable, which had been repaired including 19 pending main cable faults. Work was underway on Defence City School sub-station, Abida Tower PMT at I. I. Chundrigar Road, another PMT in Bihar Colony and yet another PMT in Defence. A cable fault at Hajj Terminal was also under repair. The normalised areas included Fine Gas, Downstream Sub-station, Askari Town Sub-station, National Aviation, Shamsi Sub-station, Drigh-Road-A, Pakistan Machine Tool Factory, Pakistan Steel Sub-station, Defence-4, Clifton and West Wharf sub-station, he added.