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Up to 500 firms facing £50,000 ESOS fines

As many as 500 organisations have failed to comply with the first phase of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) and may now be forced to pay fines of £50,000.

Enforcement notices have been sent to 300 non-complying companies, with a further 200 to follow. Many of these businesses erroneously notified the Environment Agency that they did not qualify for the scheme, which requires organisations with more than 250 employees, an annual turnover of £40 million or a balance sheet in excess of £34 million to undergo a quadrennial energy-efficiency.

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

While the penalty for non-compliance starts at £50,000, £800 is added on per day for as many as 80 days.

Offering a comprehensive range of products for improving the efficiency of electric motor-driven processes, Gibbons Engineering Group has vast experience helping businesses 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 conduct energy audits that identify areas of our client’s process that have the potential for efficiency improvements, with bespoke solutions available.

To discuss the energy efficiency of your business, Gibbons on 01621 868 138 or email

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