The Perform Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme has “exceeded” the expectations, as the realised energy saving of 8.67 Million Tonnes of Oil Equivalent (MTOE) is about 30% more than the assigned energy saving targets of 6.68 MTOE, the Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Raj Kumar Singh said on Tuesday.
Under the scheme, PAT Cycle-I was completed in March, 2015. In this cycle, 478 designated consumers (DCs) belonging to eight sectors (Aluminium, Cement, Chlor-Alkali, Fertilizer, Iron & Steel, Pulp & Paper, Thermal Power and Textile) were notified with mandatory specific energy consumption (i e energy use per unit of production) reduction targets, Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha informed.
He stated: “Further, these cumulative energy saving targets of 6.68 MTOE were to be achieved in a cycle of 3 years. At the end of the PAT Cycle-I, upon monitoring and verification (M&V), which was carried out by third party energy auditors, accredited and empanelled by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), it has been assessed that these DCs have collectively achieved energy savings of about 8.67 MTOE.”