The PAT Scheme is specific to the Designated Consumers only (except Railways). The PAT scheme is evolved in order to incentivise industry to achieve better energy efficiency target in a cost-effective manner. Identified industries are required to improve their SEC within specified period of three years or face penalty provisions under the mandate of the government. At the same time it provides incentive to efficient industries to trade their additional certified energy savings (that beyond the assigned target) can be with other designated consumers who could use these certificates to comply with their SEC reduction targets.
The PAT Process
Setting Energy Consumption Baseline for DCs. Assigning target for energy saving or efficiency improvement to individual DC Compliance of Targets within a period of 3 years Verification of Energy Savings and issue of Energy Saving Certificates ESCerts) in excess of assigned target EScerts can be traded and used for compliance purposes Trading can be carried out bilaterally or on special platforms created on the power exchanges ESCerts will be maintained in the DEMAT form and each ESCert will be equivalent to 1 Metric Tonne of Oil Equivalent (MTOE)
Financial penalty for non compliance to be linked to quantum of noncompliance
The Final Objective of PAT Scheme
There are in all 685 designated consumers in the country accounting 60% of the total energy consumption of the country of which 54 are identified in Gujarat State. Through the PAT Scheme it is targeted to reduce the energy consumption by 10 million MTOE (4.16% of the current consumption value) Status of PAT Scheme in Gujarat About 6 PAT Awareness workshops were organized during the current year in Gujarat. Baseline Energy Audits of Power Plants and Chloro Alkali Plants in Gujarat have been completed. Targets have been assigned to all the GSECL Power Plants by BEE.