UK industry to miss out savings of up to 76% on energy bills during summer months

8 May 2014 (Last Updated May 8th, 2014 18:30)

A new research has revealed that the UK industry will miss out on savings of up to 76% on its energy bills during summer months.

New research has revealed that the UK industry will miss out on savings of up to 76% on its energy bills during summer months.

According to the research conducted by Vickers Energy Group, the industry will be missing out savings on energy that it doesn't need during the summer.

The missing out savings would be as much as £41,000 which is equivalent to savings of 1,370,324kWh and represents a reduction of CO2 emissions of 253t.

After going through the study, Vickers will adopt changes in a bid to control the usage of energy.

The group analysed the output on various industrial units and the unnecessary energy that was being used during summer months, and found that the energy systems are not being managed properly.

Vickers noted that the systems are in operation for a longer period or at a higher temperature than they need to be.

According to the group, savings can be made if changes to the systems are made, including better management of temperature throughout a building and regulation of the heating across different temperature zones.

"Vickers noted that the systems are in operation for a longer period or at a higher temperature than they need to be."

Vickers Energy Group managing director David Hilton said most of the firms fall into the trap of forgetting about their energy bills during the summer months.

"This is the most important time to review it and ensure that the system in place is one that works properly and doesn't present huge bills and consumption," Hilton said.

"Summer is the time when businesses should be considering whether their heating system regulates consumption across the different zones at the same time."

Vickers' research shows that businesses across the UK industry could be saving millions and it should be more responsible for its energy consumption, while maintaining the correct working environment.

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