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All the Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) to be covered under the Energy Conservation (EC) Act, 2001

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  • November 11, 2020
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All the Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) to be covered under the Energy Conservation (EC) Act, 2001

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Energy sector

In news

  • The Union Ministry of Power, Government of India has issued a notification to cover all the Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) under the preview of the Energy Conservation (EC) Act, 2001.

Key takeaways 

  • The notification was formulated in consultation with Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).
  • According to it, all entities having issued distribution license by State/Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission under the Electricity Act, 2003 (36 of 2003)” are notified as Designated Consumers (DCs).
  • After this notification, all the DISCOMs will be governed under the various provisions of EC Act, such as Appointment of Energy Manager, Energy Accounting & Auditing etc. for each DISCOMs.
  • Earlier, the DISCOMs whose annual energy losses were equal to or above 1000 MU were only covered as DCs.
  • Now with this notification, the number of DISCOMs covered under the EC Act will increase from 44 to 102.

Important value additions 

Bureau of Energy Efficiency

  • It is a statutory body under the Ministry of Power, Government of India.
  • It assists in developing policies and strategies. 
  • Objective: Reducing the energy intensity of the Indian economy.

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