With the ESOS phase 2 deadline looming, do you know if you
qualify? And if so, do you know what to do to comply? In this week’s podcast we
will look at what ESOS is and briefly cover the various methods for compliance.
What is ESOS?
The Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) was launched for
consultation by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in July
2013. This scheme is a mandatory energy assessment and energy savings
identification scheme for ‘Large Enterprises’.
A Large Enterprise is defined as:-
Having more than 250 employees
An annual turnover exceeding €50 million or an
annual balance sheet total exceeding €43 million
The pubic sector is not required to participate.
2 Deadline: 5th December 2019
Estimated to lead to £1.6 billion net benefits
to the UK
ESOS energy audits have the potential to
increase business profitability and competitiveness.
Helps to identify energy efficiency measures
What do you have to do to comply?
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)
ESOS energy Audits:
Use 12 months of energy consumption data
Produce cost-effective recommendations for the area
being audited or confirm that there is no scope for cost-effective energy
Be overseen, conducted or reviewed by an ESOS