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Put special focus on PAT suggests to BEE as Nation saved around Rs.31,445 crores: R K Singh

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  • Nation saved 13.28 mtoe worth of around Rs.31,445 crores with reduction of 61 million tons of CO2 in 621 energy intensive industrial units in PAT Cycle-2
  • PAT focuses on enhancing energy efficiency of large energy intensive sectors by adoption of efficient and low-carbon technologies without financial burden on State
  • Transport, aviation, hospitals, Universities and shipping – new additions to the PAT Scheme
  • BEE, GoI appoints FICCI to support AP…For enhancing energy efficiency in industrial sector
  • FICCI to support AP in identifying the new potential for energy savings, develop monitoring & support mechanism for the PAT
  • BEE sets target of 6.68 mtoe of energy savings to AP by 2030
  • AP  saved around 0.295 mtoe equals to 3430 MU worth of around Rs.2356.41 crores in PAT Cycle-2
  • AP saved around 0.20 mtoe equals to 2386 MU worth of around Rs.1600 crores in PAT Cycle-1
  • Secretary Energy, Srikant Nagulapalli thanked BEE for providing FICII TO AP duly recognizing State’s commitment towards energy efficiency objective.

In line with the road map of Government of India for reducing the total projected carbon emissions by one billion tonnes from now to 2030 and achieving net zero emissions by 2070, the Union Minister for power R K Singh has emphasized the need for Bureau of Energy Efficiency(BEE), GoI to support and motivate all the States to reach the national targets and for rigorous implementation of PAT Scheme which will have major impact to reach zero emissions, said Director General BEE, Abhay Bhakre. 

BEE has been instrumental in achieving national energy savingsof 8.67 mtoe worth of around Rs.9,500 crores with reduction of 31 million tons of CO2 in 427 energy intensive industrial units  under PAT Cycle-1. In PAT Cycle-2, energy savings of 13.28 mtoe worth of around Rs.31,445 crores with reduction of 61 million tons of CO2 in 621 energy intensive industrial units were achieved.

The BEE officials 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.

Recognising the best efforts of Government of Andhra Pradesh in implementation of energy efficiency measures in industrial sector through Perform Achieve & Trade (PAT) Scheme, the BEE, GoI has appointed FICCI an expert agency for AP for identifying the new potential for energy savings, develop monitoring & support mechanism for the PAT activities to achieve energy efficiency targets of the state.

Bureau of Energy Efficiency has been supporting Andhra Pradesh in implementation of several programmes on the promotion of energy efficiency in India under the ambit of the EC Act, 2001. One such scheme which proved to be a game changer in the Indian energy efficiency scenario was the Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme. The scheme focuses primarily on enhancing the energy efficiency of large energy intensive sectors through accelerated adoption of efficient and low-carbon technologies without any financial burden on the State.

In a communication to Secretary for Energy, Srikant Nagulapalli and APSECM, the Director General for BEE, Abhay Bhakre along with Secretary/BEE, R K Rai, Deputy Direcor General, Ashok Kumar, Directors of BEE, Milind Deore and Sunil Khandare,     said the Andhra Pradesh has been given a target of 6.68 mtoe of energy savings by 2030. To achieve this, BEE has focused on implementing PAT Scheme on fast track mode in pro-active States like Andhra Pradesh apart from other major States and appointed Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) to support PAT activities in the State.

The FICCI shall support APSECM, SDA in Identifying potential Designated Consumers (energy intensive industries under PAT) in existing sectors as well as new sectors across the state. They shall compile the best practices/new technologies being followed by other States or Nations and explore the possibility to replicate in AP industrial units.

Andhra Pradesh has saved around 0.295 mtoe equivalent to 3430 MU worth of around Rs.2356.41 crores in Cycle-2 of the PAT Scheme which is a flagship program of Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), GoI. The state has achieved savings of around 0.20 Million toe equivalent that equals to 2386 Million units of energy worth of around Rs.1600 crores with the support of State Industries department.

The Secretary Energy, Srikant Nagulapalli thanked BEE for supporting AP in implementation of Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency programs and providing FICII duly recognizing AP’s commitment towards energy efficiency objective. He also thanked Industries department for their support in implementation of PAT scheme in Industrial sector.

As the State Govt have emphasized the need to continue sustained efforts to provide quality, affordable and reliable (24×7) power supply to industrial sector (having energy demand to the tune of 16090 MU), the energy efficiency measures would help the primary objective of govt., said officials.

Stating that achieving more energy savings in industries was definitely a good accomplishment, the officials said that the PAT scheme would help to accelerate implementation of cost-effective improvements in energy efficiency in large energy-intensive industries. “The State still has huge untapped potential in energy efficiency sector. Both energy sector and its depending sectors will get benefit with the energy efficiency,” officials said.

 


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