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Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

About ESOS

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is the UK's interpretation of the EU legislation that has been drafted to encourage energy saving in qualifying businesses.

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme is a mandatory requirement for all UK businesses with:

  • 250+ employees
  • or
  • a turnover in excess of £38,937,777 and an annual balance sheet totaling more than £33,486,489.

Organisations qualifying for ESOS must achieve compliance or they could face a non-compliance penalty of £50,000. Qualifying organisation must achieve compliance every four years. The initial Phase 1 deadline was set for the 5th December 2015 and the Phase 2 deadline is set for 5th December 2019.

The Environment Agency have indicated that there are a number of qualifying companies that still haven't yet achieved ESOS Phase 1 compliance. The Environment Agency have contacted these non-compiant organisations to remind them of their outstanding obligation to implement the ESOS scheme.

If you have been contacted by the EA regarding non-compliance and have missed the deadline for ESOS Phase 1, contact us to find out how we can assist your business achieve ESOS compliance.

Energy Saving Opportunity ESOS Assessments

ESOS assessments are carried out by Efficiency Direct's qualified ESOS Lead Assessors and are available to provide ESOS audits for ESOS phase 1 and Phase 2.

Our ESOS assessors have already assisted a number of UK businesses to achieve ESOS compliance. These include restaurant chains, petrol stations, garden centers, care homes and a power station, among others. Examples of our ESOS projects can be found on our Case Studies page.

Initially, we will appoint you with a qualified ESOS Lead Assessor who will guide you through the process. Your ESOS Assessor will manage your company's ESOS assessment from start to finish, whilst offering support and guidance to help you through the compliance process.

Efficiency Direct will assess your companies requirements;  identifying whether ESOS surveys need to be carried out on-site, collect and analyse your organisations energy data and bills.

Once the necessary information has been collected and site surveys have been carried out, the appointed ESOS assessor will compile a comprehensive report which will outline the findings and identify business energy savings opportunities along with costs and pay-back periods.

The final steps involve compiling the final ESOS assessment report and evidence pack and obtaining sign-off from a company Director to certify that they acknowledge the business energy saving opportunities and recommendations that have been identified.

Efficiency Direct can also offer guidance when it comes to lodging  compliance on the Environment Agency's online portal. Call us today to speak to one of our ESOS Lead Assessors.

In many instances, the ESOS Lead Assessor will do most of the work themselves. Our assessors have had many years experience carrying out energy surveys and Carbon Trust Surveys and successfully helped many UK businesses to achieve ESOS Phase 1 compliance. Our qualified Lead Assessors can be found on the EMA's Lead Assessor Register.

The ESOS Compliance Process

Efficiency Direct can help qualifying businesses to achieve ESOS compliance by:-

  • Allocating a qualified ESOS Lead Assessor who will guide you through the compliance process
  • Create an ESOS audit plan to suit your business, sites and its operations
  • Collect company's energy data and bills and carry out consumption analysis
  • Manage and carry out audits and site visits
  • Identify energy saving opportunities and recommendations
  • Collate the evidence pack to support the ESOS application
  • Present findings to a board-level Director who is required to sign-off the application
  • Support clients with lodging ESOS compliance with the Environment Agency
  • Compiling an Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme Evidence Pack
  • Assist with the implementation of energy savings opportunities on request
  • Revisit your business every 4 years for next compliance phase

Efficiency Direct can assist companies purely looking for ESOS compliance for Phase 1 and Phase 2, as well as those looking for longer-term energy management solution to measure, monitor and manage the business utility budget as efficiently as possible.

If you are interested in finding out how our ESOS Lead Assessor team can help your business achieve ESOS compliance, call us today on 01273 455 664.

Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme Phase 2

The Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme Phase 2 deadline is fast approaching.  Although the deadline for ESOS Phase 2 is not until December 2019, there are plenty of things that qualifying businesses can be doing now to ensure Phase 2 compliance.

For starters, we suggest businesses prepare for ESOS Phase 2 by:

  • assigning a qualified ESOS Lead Assessor
  • collating and collecting all necessary business utilities data (to include: gas, electric, water & transport etc)
  • arranging for ESOS surveys to be carried out ( anytime from now until the deadline)

For more information about ESOS Phase 2 and to register your interest contact us today.

The latest ESOS newsletter from the Environment Agency can be found below.

ESOS Newsletter August 2018

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