ESOS (The Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme)

  • ESOS (The Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme)

    All the consultants involved in the ESOS project were very knowledgeable and instilled confidence

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    CH2M HILL

The Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) was launched by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). This scheme is a mandatory energy assessment and energy savings identification scheme for ‘Large Enterprises’ that was undertaken in December 2015. ESOS has now entered Phase 2 and qualifying companies have until December 5th 2019 to comply.

This scheme is estimated to lead to £1.6 billion net benefits to the UK, with the majority if these being felt directly by businesses as a result of energy savings. ESOS energy audits have the potential to increase business profitability and competitiveness by implementing energy efficiency measures identified through audits.  These can have wider benefits such as reducing other costs (e.g. maintenance costs) and also increasing employee engagement within your organisation.

Does your organisation qualify?

EU member states must introduce independent and cost-effective energy audits for all large enterprises.

Large enterprises are defined as:

  • Employing more than 250 employees
  • An annual turnover exceeding €50 million, and an annual balance sheet total exceeding €43 million

Please note that the public sector is not required to participate

How do you comply with ESOS?

In simple terms, an ESOS Assessment requires you to do three things:

  • Measure your total energy consumption
  • Conduct energy audits to identify cost-effective energy efficiency recommendations
  • Report compliance to the Environment Agency (as the scheme administrator )

Organisations may not need to undertake an ESOS Assessment if they’re fully covered by ISO 50001.

The deadline for the first compliance period is 5 December 2015, by which time qualifying businesses will have to achieve compliance with the regulations and notify the Environment Agency.

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) carries with its reporting mandate some hefty penalties for non-compliance, so don’t delay in commencing your ESOS compliance activity.

We have a FREE ESOS guide available on request, simply contact us at: enquiries@blackmoresuk.com

We also have two ESOS focused episodes available on The ISO Show:

An Introduction to ESOS

How to comply with ESOS

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