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PAT A Grand Success In India As 21.95 Mtoe Of Energy Savings Achieved : Milind Deore, Director BEE

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Tarun Teja

  • 21.95 million ton of oil equivalent (Mtoe) of energy savings achieved under two PAT cycles at National level
  • State Designated Agencies to lay focus on identifying some new energy intensive industrial  sectors to bring under the PAT
  • objective of BEE is to enhance the energy efficiency across the industrial sector that helps for industrial promotion and  economic development—Milind Deore, Director BEE
  • PAT scheme that would help to contribute in achieving  the national overall  target of 150 MTOE energy savings by 2030
  • Determination of floor price of ESCERT may be proposed keeping in view the historical price trends and demand supply ratio
  • AP one of the best performer in the country in PAT…
  • AP saved 0.818 Mtoe energy savings in PAT
  • Director BEE emphasized the need for all the SDAs to create awareness on trading of ESCERTs to the industrial units covered under PAT

With the great success of Perform, Achieve and Trade(PAT) scheme by achieving 21.95 million ton of oil equivalent (mtoe) of energy savings under two PAT cycles, the union ministry of power led bureau of energy efficiency has asked all State Designated Agencies to lay focus on identifying some new energy intensive industrial  sectors to bring under the PAT scheme that would help to contribute in achieving  the national overall  target of 150 mtoe energy savings by 2030 that would also benefit industries economically and help environmental protection.

During a webinar with all the SDAs on functioning of PAT Cells which were set up to monitor the implementation of energy efficiency measures in industries in all the states, the director of BEE and senior economist Milind Deore on behalf of Director General of BEE, Abhay Bakre, said that the objective of BEE is to enhance the energy efficiency across the industrial sector that helps for industrial promotion, economic development, employment generation etc.

  He said that PAT scheme is a flagship program of BEE that helps to enhance energy efficiency in industrial sector through efficient use of energy, reduce energy cost in an effective way and also reduce greenhouse gas emissions from industries. He advised the SDAs to identify some more industries to bring under the Perform, Achieve & Trade (PAT) scheme.

Milind Deore said that Andhra Pradesh was given a target of 6.68 mtoe of energy savings by 2030 in line with the road map of GoI for reducing the total projected carbon emissions by 887 million tonnes by 2030 and achieving net zero emissions by 2070 at national level. PAT is one of the major schemes that would contribute in achieving the national target of net zero emissions due to which BEE has laid focus on effective implementation of PAT Scheme on a fast track mode.  BEE has appointed FICCI as supporting agency for speed up energy efficiency activities in industries in Andhra Pradesh

 

He said that BEE has been supporting all states in implementation of several programmes to promote energy conservation and energy efficiency and PAT is one of the major scheme that has already been proved to be a game changer in enhancing energy efficiency of large energy intensive industries through accelerated adoption of efficient and low-carbon technologies without any financial burden on the State governments.

BEE has been instrumental in achieving national energy savings of 8.67 mtoe worth of around Rs.9,500 crores and reducing 31 million tons of CO2 under PAT Cycle-1 and 13.28 mtoe worth of around Rs.31,445 crores and reducing of 61 million tons of CO2  under PAT cycle-2.

Speaking about determining the floor price for ESCerts trading,  Milind deore said that a floor price may be proposed keeping in view the historical price trends, demand supply ratio, current viability gaps for implemented energy efficiency projects and cost of energy (per metric tonne of oil equivalent) notified by Ministry of Power.

He discussed on the Alternative ways of utilization of unsold ESCerts and emphasized the need for all the SDAs to create awareness on trading of ESCERTs to the industrial units covered under PAT.

While director BEE enquired about the latest reports and status of PAT and its impact in the States, the Senior officers of APSECM informed that a detailed report has been submitted to special chief secretary energy K Vijayanand for taking further action with the co-ordination of industries department.

“The Andhra Pradesh achieved substantial savings of 0.818 mtoe of energy in the last few years by implementing energy efficiency measures in 50 large industrial units under PAT scheme and AP is one of the best performers in PAT in the country”, he said.

While appreciating the AP Government’s SDA Andhra Pradesh State Energy Conservation Mission for making the PAT scheme successful, Director BEE said that AP have successfully  identified sizable  number of around 130 industrial units (Designated Consumers (DCs)) that have potential to become designated consumers from the sectors that have already been under the PAT scheme. The identified industrial units are from Chlor-Alkali, Commercial Buildings (Hotels, Hospitals and airports), Aluminium, Cement, Steel, spinning and textiles, petrochemicals.

Also, the state government has also identified another 98 industrial units from the sectors of Pharma, Engineering & automobile, ceramics and food & fisheries that have potential to be brought under the PAT scheme now, he said.

He said the PAT scheme currently covers 1073 DCs covering 13 sectors, which account for about only half of the industrial energy consumption. In order to scale up the PAT programme to cover at least 80 per cent of the industrial energy consumption, the BEE has included additional sectors such as transport, aviation, hospitals, Universities and shipping in the PAT Scheme.

According to the BEE, Industrial sector alone consumes 40 per cent of total energy in India and the sector might record a rapid increase in energy consumption in future. The energy consumption is expected to reach 443.4 Million toe by 2031 against the present total energy consumption of 347 Million toe in industrial sector.

Representatives from various SDAs have participated in the webinar.


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