MoP issues draft Bureau of Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2021

The MoP has issued the draft Bureau of Energy Efficiency (Manner and Intervals for Conduct of Energy Audit (Accounting) in Electricity Distribution Companies) Regulations, 2021. These regulations will be applicable to all electricity distribution companies notified as designated consumers. The draft regulations make it mandatory for every discom to conduct energy audit (accounting) for every financial year within a period of three months from the expiry of the relevant financial year. Further, there will not be a gap of more than 12 months between two energy audits. The objective of the audit report is to identify areas of energy leakage, wastage and inefficient use as well as monitor input energy and consumption patterns.