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More than 1,800 organisations investigated for missing ESOS deadline

Over 1,800 organisations are to be investigated by the Environment Agency (EA) after possibly failing to comply with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).

The ESOS scheme was introduced to help the British government comply with the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive, which demands that its member states ensure large businesses undergo regular energy assessments.

ESOS makes it mandatory for UK 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.

The original ESOS deadline of 5th December 2015 was extended to 29th January this year after so few organisations reported compliance. Despite the extension to the deadline, the EA states that as many as 1,850 businesses did not report ESOS compliance in time and are now under investigation.

The penalty for non-compliance starts at £50,000, plus £800 per day for as many as 80 days, as the ESOS Enforcement Team targets those organisations adjudged to be the highest risk.

Offering a comprehensive range of products for improving the efficiency of electric motor-driven processes, Gibbons has decades of experience helping firms across a wide range of industries including food and beverage, wastewater and leisure.

As well as being a supplier of energy-efficient electric motors, Lowara pumps and Bonfiglioli gearboxes, we’re an authorised value provider (AVP) for ABB drives. We also carry out energy audits to identify areas of our client’s process that have the potential for greater efficiency, with tailor-made solutions available.

Discuss the energy efficiency of your business by calling Gibbons on 01621 868138 or email

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