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ESOS: Why stop at the audit?

A recent blog from ABB’s Energy Efficiency Manager John Guthrie highlights that once an ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) energy audit has been carried out, companies are under no obligation to implement the energy-saving opportunities identified.

ESOS is an initiative launched by the UK government in order to comply with the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive, which requires its member states to instigate energy audits for large businesses.

ESOS means that organisations employing at least 250 people or those with an annual turnover of more than £42.5 million are legally required to have their energy-management systems audited. The purpose of these audits is to establish areas where energy-efficiency improvements can be made.

Taking no further action after an ESOS audit seems like a wasted opportunity to us. Having made the effort to be audited, the next logical step is to put energy-efficiency measures in place and begin to realise the significant savings available.

As well as supplying, installing and maintaining energy-efficient electric motors, pumps, gearboxes and other electro-mechanical equipment, Gibbons is an Authorized Value Provider (AVP) for ABB drives.

Variable-speed drives allow electric motor-driven processes, such as pumps, fans and conveyors, to be optimised and consume no more energy than is required at a given time. VSDs can reduce energy usage by as much as 60%, with return on investment achievable within less than 12 months in many cases.

As an AVP, we’re approved by ABB to stock, distribute and offer local value-added support for their drives and associated lifecycle services. These extensive services include installation, start-up and preventative maintenance.

For more information on how Gibbons can help your business realise its energy-saving potential, call Alan Roberts on 07966 468430 or email

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems

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