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ESOS energy-reduction measures could save companies £360,000 each

Energy-saving opportunities implemented following an ESOS audit could see qualifying companies achieve savings of up to £360,000, according to recent analysis of the scheme.

The study, performed by the Carbon Trust, looked at 86 full ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) assessments and found the average amount spent on energy by organisations to be £1.8 million. With an average potential cost reduction via energy-saving measures estimated at 20 per cent, the Trust believes that eligible businesses could save an average of £360,000.

The average cost saving of 20 per cent is significantly higher than initially estimated by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), which in 2013 forecast five per cent reductions as a result of implementing energy-efficiency changes.

The report states that manufacturers identified potential savings of 23 per cent, which could be achieved by maximising the efficiency of electric motor-powered processes. In addition to upgrading motors, manufacturers are able to optimise their application by installing variable-speed drives. These devices allow motor speed to be precisely controlled, giving users the power to minimise energy consumption while increasing productivity.

Gibbons Engineering Group has a proud history of working with companies across a wide range of industries to meet their energy-efficiency targets. As well as being a supplier of, and service provider for, electric motors, HVAC systems, humidification equipment, Lowara pumps and Bonfiglioli gearboxes, we’re an Authorized Value Provider (AVP) for ABB drives. Plus, our expert engineers conduct energy audits to help clients establish which areas of their plant or process have the potential for greater efficiency.

To discuss the energy efficiency of your application, call Gibbons on 01621 868138 or email

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

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