FICCI to help A.P. achieve energy efficiency targets 

State given a target of 6.68 Mtoe of energy savings by 2030, says BEE

Updated - February 20, 2022 06:02 pm IST

Published - February 20, 2022 05:59 pm IST - VIJAYAWADA

Appreciating the efforts of the Government of Andhra Pradesh (AP) in implementing energy efficiency measures in industrial sector through the Perform Achieve & Trade (PAT) scheme, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) of the Union Ministry of Power nominated the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) as the expert agency for the State to identify the potential for energy savings and develop monitoring and support mechanisms for the PAT activities in order to achieve the energy efficiency targets. 

In a communication to Energy Secretary N. Srikant and Andhra Pradesh State Energy Conservation Mission (SECM) CEO A. Chandra Sekhar Reddy, BEE Director General Abhay Bhakre said Andhra Pradesh was given a target of 6.68 Million Tonnes of Oil Equivalent (Mtoe) of energy savings by 2030 in line with the Government of India’s roadmap of reducing the total projected carbon emissions by 1 billion tonnes from now to 2030 and achieving the net zero emissions by 2070.

Fast-track mode

To achieve this goal, the BEE has focused on implementing the PAT scheme in fast-track mode in proactive States like Andhra Pradesh. A release issued by the State Energy Conservation Mission (SECM) stated that Andhra Pradesh had saved around 0.295 Mtoe, which was equal to 3,430 Million Units worth around ₹2,356.41 crore in the Cycle-2 of the PAT Scheme. The FICCI will support the SECM in making the designated consumers adopt the best practices and new technologies for achieving the targets.

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