India India amends the scope of electricity distribution companies as a designated consumer under Energy Conservation Act

On October 3, 2020, India’s Ministry of Power published the notification to amend the scope of Electricity Distribution Companies as a designated consumer under Energy Conservation Act, 2001. The amendment is as follows.

 

Previous Revised
Annual Energy Consumption is equal to and above 86,000 toe Those entities having issued distribution license by State/Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission under the Electricity Act, 2003

 

【Reference】The List of Designated Consumers

No. Sectors Annual Energy Consumption
1 Thermal Power Stations ≧ 30,000 toe
2 Fertilizers ≧ 30,000 toe
3 Cement ≧ 30,000 toe
4 Iron and Steel 20,000 toe(amended by S.O.968(E))
5 Chlor Akali ≧ 12,000 toe
6 Aluminium ≧ 7,500 toe
7 Railways ≧ 30,000 toe(Total designated facilities)
8 Textile ≧ 3,000 toe
9 Pulp and paper 20,000 toe(amended by S.O.968(E))
10 Petroleum refining ≧ 90,000 toe
11 Electricity Distribution Companies Those entities having issued distribution license by State/Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission under the Electricity Act, 2003
12 Commercial buildings or establishments (Hotels) 500 toe(amended by S.O.968(E))
13 Gas Crackers and Naphtha Crackers ≧ 100,000 toe

 

This notification can be downloaded from the following URL.

http://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2020/222232.pdf