India : Power ministry makes it mandatory for all discoms to comply with Energy Conservation Act

The power ministry today announced it has made it mandatory for all the distribution entities in the country to comply with the provisions of the Energy Conservation (EC) Act.

The power ministry had issued a notification in September stating all the entities having issued distribution license by State or Joint Electricity Regulatory Commissions under the Electricity Act 2003 are notified as Designated Consumers.

After this notification, all the DISCOMs will be governed under the provisions of EC Act, such as appointment of energy manager, energy accounting & auditing, identification of category-wise energy losses and implementation of energy conservation & efficiency measures.

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