The Ministry of Power has mandated the energy accounting of distribution companies to minimize power supply losses and the relevant regulations have been issued by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).
The Ministry of Power said in a statement that the announcement was made as part of the government’s power reforms and that energy accounting would be done on a quarterly basis by distribution companies.
The ministry has said that energy accounting should be done by a certified energy manager within 60 days. In addition, there will be an annual energy audit by an independent accredited energy auditor, and both reports will be published in the public domain.
These reports will give details about the energy consumption of different types of consumers and transmission and distribution losses in different regions.
This will identify high loss and theft areas and ensure corrective action.
Officials should be held accountable for losses and power theft in their areas, and the training will help reduce the losses of distribution companies, the board said in a statement.
These regulations were issued under the Energy Security Act, 2001, with the overall aim of reducing the inefficiency and losses of the supply sector, thus making distribution companies financially viable.