India’s PAT scheme saved 17 mtoe energy, mitigated 87 MT CO2 annually

India’s Perform Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme led to energy savings of 17 million ton of oil equivalent (mtoe) and resulted in the mitigation of around 87 million tonne of CO2 annually, according to the power ministry.

The ministry said in a statement the Standards and Labeling (S&L) Program introduced by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) resulted in estimated electricity savings of 56 Billion Units during 2020-21 worth over Rs 30,000 crore. The initiative helped reduce around 46 MT CO2 emissions annually.

The scheme now covers 28 appliances and over 15,000 models of energy efficient products have been awarded star labels, a popular symbol among the consumers for endorsing energy savings, the ministry said.

By 2020, the PAT scheme coverage had been extended to 13 most energy intensive sectors in the country including cement, iron and steel, fertilizer, thermal power plants, refineries, petrochemicals, railways and others.

The PAT scheme provides mandatory targets for identified large units and the excess energy saved by them is issued as energy saving certificates which are tradable instruments.

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