The government mandates energy accounting for distribution companies


The Ministry of Energy has mandated energy accounting for distribution companies

The Ministry of Energy has made energy accounting for distribution companies mandatory in order to reduce electricity losses and regulations in this area have been published by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).

In a statement, the Energy Ministry said the measure was announced as part of the government’s electricity reforms and that energy accounting would be done on a quarterly basis by distribution companies.

The ministry said energy accounting will need to be done by a certified energy manager within 60 days. Apart from this, there will also be an annual energy audit by an accredited independent energy auditor and both of these reports will be made public.

These reports will provide details on energy consumption by different categories of consumers as well as transmission and distribution losses in different areas.

He will identify areas of significant loss and theft and take corrective action.

Those responsible will be held accountable for losses and thefts of electricity in their regions and the exercise will also help distribution companies reduce their losses, according to the statement issued by the Energy Ministry.

These regulations were issued under the Energy Conservation Act 2001 with an overall objective of reducing inefficiency and losses in the distribution sector, thereby making distribution companies financially viable.


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