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Power Ministry mandates energy accounting of DISCOMs

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New Delhi: The Ministry of Power on October 11, 2021, mandated electricity distribution companies to undertake energy accounting on periodic basis.

The regulation in this regard was issued by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) with the approval of the Ministry of Power, under the provisions of the Energy Conservation (EC) Act, 2001.

“The notification stipulates quarterly energy accounting by DISCOMs, through a certified Energy Manager, within 60 days. There will also be an annual energy audit by an independent Accredited Energy Auditor. Both these reports will be published in the public domain,” said the Ministry of Power in a press release.

The Ministry said that the energy accounting reports will provide detailed information about electricity consumption by different categories of consumers & the transmission and distribution losses in various areas.

“It will identify areas of high losses and theft and enable corrective action.  This measure will also enable the fixation of responsibility on officers for losses and theft.  The data will enable the DISCOMS to take appropriate measures for reducing their electricity losses.”

The data will also enable the DISCOMs to plan for suitable infrastructure up-gradation as well as demand-side management (DSM) efforts in an effective manner. 

This initiative will further contribute towards India’s climate actions in meeting our Paris Agreement Goals, said the press release.

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