IEX To Commence Trade in Energy Saving Certificates

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The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX), India’s premier energy trading platform, announced the commencement of trade in Energy Saving Certificates (ESCerts) under
Perform, Achieve & Trade Cycle-II (PAT-II) scheme apropos the notification dated 31 March 2016 as issued by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power, said IEX in a statement.

The trading on the IEX will happen once a week on every Tuesday.

PAT-II aims at achieving an overall energy savings of 8.87 mega tonnes of oil equivalent (MTOE) and covers 621 designated consumers (DCs) across 11 energy intensive industry sectors.

Petroleum refinery, railways and power distribution utilities have been added under PAT-II besides the eight industries including cement, thermal power plant, iron and steel, textile, aluminium, fertiliser, chlor-alkali, paper and pulp that continue to be included from PAT-I.

S N Goel, Chairman and MD, IEX said, “PAT scheme has been playing a crucial role in promoting industrial energy efficiency. IEX pioneered trade in ESCerts in 2018 under PAT cycle I which covered 478 DCs from 8 energy intensive sectors.

The National Load Despatch Center (NLDC), which is the nodal agency for ESCerts trade in accordance with the CERC ESCerts Regulations 2016 has already commenced the process of registration of the DC as eligible eligible entities.

A total 349 DCs can sell and 193 DCs are expected to participate on the buy side as per the BEE notification dated 18 August’21. The Ministry of Power has already issued 57 lakh EScerts to 349 DCs and about 193 DCs are entitled to purchase 36.68 lakh ESCerts as per the BEE.

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