The Indian PAT program has saved 17 mtoe of energy and reduced 87 MT of CO2 per year, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld
The ministry said in a statement that the Standards and Labeling (S&L) program introduced by the Office of Energy Efficiency (BEE) resulted in estimated electricity savings of 56 billion units in 2020- 2021, worth over 30,000 crore. The initiative has reduced around 46 MT of CO2 emissions per year.
The program now covers 28 devices and more than 15,000 models of energy-efficient products have received star labels, a popular symbol among consumers for their energy-saving endorsement, the ministry said.
By 2020, the coverage of the PAT scheme had been extended to 13 of the country’s most energy-intensive sectors, including cement, iron and steel, fertilizers, thermal power plants, refineries, petrochemicals, railways and others. .
The PAT scheme provides binding targets for identified large units and the excess energy saved by these is issued in the form of Energy Saving Certificates which are negotiable instruments. Industries and establishments are assigned separate energy efficiency targets based on their level of energy consumption and the potential for energy savings.