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.
CII - Godrej GBC has been associated with many industries for PAT facilitation. Under PAT Facilitation CII helps DC to ensure compliance under The Energy Conservation Act 2001 and other rules. This three-year engagement includes handholding plants for achieving PAT targets, training programs, and frequent monitoring and evaluation visits to understand the performance of plants. As part of PAT facilitation CII team also helps DCs in identifying normalisation factors and documentation to claim normalisation for energy performance deviation. CII team also assists plant teams in documenting the benefits, and thus helping them in exceeding their PAT targets.