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ABB’s 6-step plan for meeting the CRC energy-efficiency scheme

Originally known as the Carbon Reduction Commitment, CRC is a compulsory government initiative which encourages high energy users to improve efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

ABB has published a six-step guide on how to comply with the CRC scheme – here are the basics:

Step 1 – the facts

The first thing to do is to find out if your organisation is one of the 20,000 affected by the scheme. Read our CRC energy efficiency scheme blog for more information.

Step 2 – the savings

By carrying out just a half-day energy appraisal, businesses could identify substantial savings. The best-performing companies will also enjoy huge financial bonuses.

Step 3 – the finance

It’s crucial to understand the full financial implications of CRC, including:

  • The purchase of carbon allowances
  • League table bonus and penalty payments
  • The risk of considerable fines
  • The impact on your company’s cash flow.

Step 4 – the products

There is a host of industrial equipment available for reducing CO2 emissions and improving energy savings, such as high-efficiency electric motors and variable-speed drives which offer return on investment within as little as 12 months. Speak to an Authorized Value Provider such as Gibbons who can recommend purpose-built equipment to suit your application.

Step 5 – the proof

ABB has provided many examples of electric motor-driven applications that benefit from the addition of a variable-speed drive, including pumps, fans, HVAC, conveyors and mixers. This offers organisations the opportunity to see how other users in their sector have made significant energy savings.

Step 6 – the action

Having followed the previous five steps, businesses now have the information and equipment required to take action and implement energy-saving measures.

If you need help to satisfy the demands of CRC, call Gibbons on 01621 868138 or email and one of our friendly team of experts will be happy to assist.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors

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