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Extended ESOS deadline fast approaching

Companies that were granted an ESOS energy audit reprieve last year will soon have to face the music as the revised deadline approaches.

The UK government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) was launched in July 2013 in response to the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive, which stated that all its member states must create a programme of regular energy audits for large companies.

As the legal deadline of 5th December 2015 drew near, the Environment Agency was aware that very few qualifying companies had confirmed compliance and that it was not realistic for the remaining organisations to do so in time. In November, the Agency issued an amendment stating that non-compliant organisations would not receive fines as long as they could confirm an audit had been carried out by 29th January 2016.

With that date now just over a week away, those companies that have not been audited face a race against time to achieve compliance and avoid a fine of up to £50,000.

Even if your business isn’t eligible for an ESOS audit, an energy analysis could highlight the potential for significant savings in electric motor-driven processes such as pumps, HVAC systems, conveyors and mixers.

Gibbons Engineering Group are experts in improving the energy efficiency of motor-powered applications with the addition of variable-speed drives. In fact, we’re a founder member of the Authorized Value Provider programme, which means we’re one of only a handful of companies approved to supply, install and offer specialist services for ABB drives.

Get more information by calling Drives Manager Alan Roberts on 07966 468430 or email

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls

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