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K-Electric Limited
FormerlyKarachi Electric Supply Corporation Limited Karachi Electric Supply Company Limited
FoundedSeptember 1913; 109 years ago (1913-09)
Area served
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Key people
Mark Gerard Skelton (Chairman)
ServicesElectricity Generation, Transmission & Distribution
Number of employees
9,959 (2022)

K-Electric (KE) (Urdu: کے الیکٹرک; formerly known as Karachi Electric Supply Company / Karachi Electric Supply Corporation Limited) is a public listed Company incorporated in Pakistan in 1913 as KESC. Privatized in 2005 KE is the only vertically integrated utility in Pakistan supplying electricity within a 6500 km square territory including Karachi and its adjoining areas. The majority shares (66.4%) of the Company are listed in the PSX owned by KES Power, a consortium of investors including Aljomaih Power Limited of Saudi Arabia, National Industries Group (Holding), Kuwait, and the Infrastructure and Growth Capital Fund (IGCF). The Government of Pakistan is also a minority shareholder (24.36%) in the Company.


In 1913, the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) was formed to meet the power needs of a small port town called Karachi, a small port town.

In 1952, The Government of Pakistan nationalized KESC in order to facilitate the rapid increase in power demand following a surge in the population of Karachi.

In 2005, KESC was privatized, with the government retaining a minority stake and majority shareholding of 66.4% was transferred to a consortium . The remaining minority shareholders are members of the general public as the Company is listed on the local stock exchange.

During 2013-14, as part of the Company’s 100-year celebrations, KESC was rebranded to K-Electric Limited.

In 2016, Shanghai Electric Power (SEP) entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with K-Electric's holding Company, KES Power with the aim to purchase up to 66.4% shareholding in the Company.

As of 2023 the Company is serving power to over across as 6,500 square km service area in 7 areas across Karachi, Uthal, Bela, Vinder, Hub, Dhabeji and Gharo.

Since privatization in 2005, KE has invested PKR 474 billion across the power value chain as can be seen in the Company’s Investment Plan 2030

By 2030, the Company, aims to have

  • 30% growth in customers
  • 30% share of renewables
  • 30% reduction in power outage

These plans are subject to NEPRA approvals.

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