The Andhra Pradesh has demonstrated excellent performance in implementing Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme in cycle-II by achieving more energy savings in industries comparing to the first cycle of the scheme.

In order to acknowledge the significant progress of various industries in the country under the PAT Cycle-II, the Union Ministry of Power (MoP) and Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), GoI are organizing an interactive webinar on March 1, 2021 with Industries under the PAT Scheme (Designated Consumers(DCs)), sector-wise industrial associations and respective Ministries under the Chairmanship of Union Minister for Power, New and Renewable Energy, Shri R K Singh. The Hon’ble Minister shall release a Manual (Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on PAT and impact of energy efficiency activities in all the States for 2019-20.

While communicating the above to all states including Andhra Pradesh, the BEE director General Abhay Bhakre said that the PAT is a flagship scheme under the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE) of Govt. of India which helps for increased industrial efficiency and enhancing national economy. First cycle of PAT Scheme was completed with outstanding achievements. The energy savings achieved in PAT Cycle-II by all DCs in the country is around 13.28 Million ton of oil equivalent and reduction of 61 million tons of CO2. PAT Cycle-II covered 621 Designated Consumers from 11 sectors including three new sectors namely Railways, Petroleum Refineries and Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOMs).

The Andhra Pradesh has achieved 0.25 million tons of oil equivalent (toe) under PAT cycle-II against the 0.21 million toe (2384 million units) under cycle-I, which can be seen as one of the major milestones towards achieving best energy performance in AP industrial sector. The DG BEE has congratulated Energy and Industries dept of Andhra Pradesh for the enhanced energy efficiency performance by the designated consumers in PAT.

The State Designated Agencies (SDAs) played a vital role in Monitoring & Verification (M&V) of energy savings achieved by DCs under PAT Cycle-I & II. Role of SDAs in checking the forms and documents submitted by DCs in keeping with PAT Rule 6 is very well appreciated, DG BEE said

According to officials, the State has been implementing the PAT scheme with an objective to mandate specific energy efficiency improvements for the most energy intensive industries. The scheme is a market-based compliance regulatory mechanism to accelerate implementation of cost-effective improvements in energy efficiency in large energy-intensive industries.

Andhra Pradesh is one of the few best States that has framed a robust framework for promoting energy efficiency in industries, including implementation of PAT scheme, promoting IoT enabled energy efficiency technologies in small and medium industries etc.,

The State government has laid special emphasis to improve industrial energy efficiency apart from providing reliable, quality and affordable power to industries in the State. The efficiency leads to productivity gains by lowering maintenance costs and increasing production yields per unit of input.

In view of this, the energy efficiency measures are being implemented in 22 energy intensive units from various industrial sectors namely cement, fertilizers, pulp and paper, power generation and chemical etc., in the Andhra pradesh State which had demonstrated energy savings of around 2,386 MU(238.6 Crore units) of electricity that worth around Rs. 1600 crore under cycle-I.

The State had achieved significant change in emission reduction of 0.73 million tons of CO2 equivalent under PAT cycle-I and 0.89 million tons of CO2 under PAT cycle-II which is higher than the first cycle. As the climate change has emerged as the primary challenge for economic development in the country, the State government has decided to intensify its efforts to mitigate green gas emissions in future as well by implementing energy conservation and energy efficiency measures in State.

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.

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 20,000 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.

The officials further said that the State government would extend support for improving industrial energy efficiency and also appealed the industry leaders to lay special focus on taking energy efficiency measures in industries which would benefit both the industries and the Nation as well.

The state industries department appreciated the managements of industries who achieved tangible results under PAT scheme. The industries department would continue its support to the energy department in implementing the best energy efficiency measures in industries that would help for industrial and economic development of State.

The State Govt. officials thanked BEE for its continuous support to improve energy efficiency in industrial sector and govt. is strongly committed to penetrate energy efficiency in all sectors of the state.

Since, Energy Efficiency milestone achievements is a collective responsibility , Director General/BEE has appreciated all the SDAs and Secretary, BEE, R K Rai and BEE Directors, Dr. Ashok Kumar, S K Khandare, Milind Deore, Saurabh diddhi,Vineeta Kanwal, ArijitSen Gupta for successful implementation of all BEE/GoI Schemes including PAT across the country.
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