The Ministry of Power and Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) are entrusted with implementation of the National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE) under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). One component of this mission deals with the Perform Achieve and Trade scheme (PAT). The PAT scheme is a market-based mechanism to improve energy efficiency in large energy-intensive industries and facilities, by certification of energy savings which could be traded.
As the PAT scheme becomes mandatory, it poses several challenges to Designated Consumers (DCs). However, it also offers excellent opportunities for DCs to explore enhancement in energy efficiency, and thus improve their overall competitiveness. DCs can take advantage of the PAT scheme by exceeding the targets set for them and monetizing the energy efficiency benefits achieved.
At the end of the PAT Cycle, a Designated Consumer is required to appoint and consult with an empanelled Accredited Energy Auditor to put in place a transparent, independent and credible Monitoring and Verification (M&V) study for Energy Consumption and Production, for compliance with the Energy Consumption Norms and Standards. (BEE regulations, 2010). This helps in establishing the energy performance and provide an outcome whether the DC are to buy the ESCERTs or are entitled to ESCERTs.
CII-Godrej GBC is an Empanelled Accredited Energy Auditor Firm with BEE for the PAT scheme and has more than 9 accredited energy auditors. The CII GBC has assisted more than 50 designated energy consumers in establishing their baselines as well undertaking the monitoring & verification Study to finalise the outcome of the PAT cycle for the DC. CII has been empanelled to undertake M&V studies for all the major sectors under PAT Cycle.