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PSPCL top discom in energy efficiency

PSPCL top discom in energy efficiency

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Tribune News Service

Patiala, August 18

Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) chairman-cum-managing director A Venu Prasad disclosed that PSPCL had created history by being the top performer in PAT (Perform, Achieve and Trade) cycle-II, among all discoms in the nation. Prasad said the Ministry of Power had decided to issue 80,686 energy saving certificates to PSPCL.

While sharing details about PAT, Prasad said it is a flagship scheme under the National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency. He said the first cycle of PAT scheme was completed in 2015 and the second achieved a total energy savings of 14.08 million tonnes and resulted in a reduction of 66.01 million tonnes of carbon dioxide.

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  • PAT — Perform, Achieve and Trade — is a flagship scheme under the National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency
  • Second cycle achieved a total energy savings of 14.08 million tonnes, resulting in reduction of 66.01 million tonnes of carbon dioxide

He further said under the PAT scheme, an energy audit of designated consumer is under taken to verify the baseline data (current level of efficiency) and thereafter emission targets are given. As per the scheme, the designated customers who over achieve their targets are given energy saving certificates and those who are under achievers are entitled to purchase these certificates from over achievers and are also liable to financial penalty under the Energy Conservation Act, 2001.


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