Centre Lauds AP Performance In Energy Conservation Under PAT Scheme

 - Sakshi Post

NEW DELHI: The Centre has lauded the Andhra Pradesh Government for showing the best talent in implementing the 'Perform, Achieve, Trade (PAT)' scheme for energy conservation. The State registered better performance in implementing the PAT in the second phase.

On Monday, Union Minister for Power, New and Renewable Energy RK Singh will preside over a webinar in Delhi on Monday on the progress made by various industries in the second phase of PAT across the country.

Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) Director General Abhay Bhakre detailed the progress made by AP in energy conservation, the state energy ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

He said the AP had achieved 0.25 million tonnes of oil equivalent (MTOE) in the second phase of the PAT. The Centre also appreciated the use of IoT based energy efficiency technology in micro and medium enterprises.

A manual containing the operating procedures on PAT and the impact of energy efficiency activities undertaken by the states for the year 2019-20 will also be released. Senior officials of various industry organisations and the respective State ministries will be a part of the programme.

What Is PAT Scheme?

PAT scheme is a regulatory instrument to reduce specific energy consumption in energy intensive industries, with an associated market based mechanism to enhance the cost effectiveness through certification of excess energy saving which can be traded.

Under this scheme, reductions in specific energy saving targets are assigned to Designated Consumers (DCs) for a three year cycle. The target reduction for each DC is based on their current levels of energy efficiency, so that energy efficient DCs will have lower target of percentage reduction, as compared to less energy efficient DCs which will have higher targets. While calculating the specific energy consumption “gate-to-gate” approach is adopted, thereby including all energy consumption against the total production.

A robust process of normalization is adopted to neutralize the impact on specific energy consumption due to factors beyond the control of participating DCs. Verification of the performance of DCs at the end of the cycle is carried out by a cadre of energy professional i.e. Accredited Energy Auditors who are empanelled with Bureau of Energy Efficiency.

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