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70% of companies on the way to ESOS compliance

Friday 29th January marked the final deadline for organisations to notify the Environment Agency of compliance with their Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), and the EA have now released their data as of that day.

The latest figures shows that the EA has to date received 5,948 notifications of compliance and 1,000 notifications of intent. This means that 70 per cent of qualifying companies are at least on the road to compliance.

A ‘notification of intent’ means that the company is aware that their submission is late but intends to comply. Such businesses must detail why they are unable to comply, what steps they have taken so far and a realistic date for achieving compliance.

The ESOS scheme was developed to help the UK government comply with the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive, which demands that its member states force large businesses to have routine energy audits conducted.

Under ESOS, it’s compulsory for British companies employing 250 or more staff and/or with an annual turnover above £39 million or a balance sheet above £34 million to be audited for energy efficiency.

Gibbons has decades of experience helping firms across a wide range of industries to meet their efficiency targets. Along with supplying energy-efficient electric motors, Lowara pumps and Bonfiglioli gearboxes, we’re an Authorized Value Provider (AVP) for ABB drives. We also carry out energy audits to help our clients identify areas of their plant or process that have the potential for greater efficiency.

To discuss the energy efficiency of your business with one of our experts, call Gibbons on 01621 868138 or email

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