New energy audit for farm businesses

A new energy audit, aimed primarily at small and medium-sized businesses, including farming operations, has been introduced by the energy company E.ON.

The aim is to help business owners by examining how they operate and where they use the most energy, a process which can be completed by specialist engineers over the telephone or through site visits. Typical check points include looking a building improvements, upgrading to more efficient equipment or even changing working practices and staff behaviours to help lower energy use and bills.

Sussex dairy farmer, Tom Gribble, claims to have cut his energy costs by 31% as a result of an E.ON audit, which he added had “really opened my eyes to the energy I was wasting and where I could make savings”.

E.ON’s head of business energy sales, Iain Walker, added that the new audit offered a “complete tailored view of how business premises use energy and where savings and improvements might be made to improve efficiency”.

“To back that up, we guarantee the audit will identify savings more than the cost of the audit or we’ll give customers their money back,” he said.

See E.ON’s online advice page for farmers

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