The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) was launched on 26th June 2014 by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in response to the upcoming implementation of Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive.
ESOS requires all large businesses in the UK to undertake mandatory energy usage assessments at least once every four years. Businesses will also be encouraged to look at, and invest in, energy saving opportunities as part of the assessments to help meet the government’s target of reducing UK greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. The government expects an energy reduction of 0.7% per enterprise as a result of ESOS, providing a net benefit of £800 million – £3 billion to the UK every year.
The ESOS regulations apply to any large company, organisation or corporate group that either employs over 250 people, or has a turnover in excess of £43.5 million. Around 7,300 businesses across the UK are expected to be affected by ESOS. Companies with complete ISO 50001 accreditation do not need to carry out an ESOS assessment – in this case, the Environment Agency simply needs to be notified of ESOS compliance.
Organisations must be qualified for ESOS by 31st December 2014, with the first ESOS assessment being carried out before 5th December 2015.
Failure to comply with ESOS will result in fines of up to £50,000 and possible charges of an additional £500 per day for up to 80 days. Non-complying companies will also be named and shamed.
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To comply with ESOS, businesses will need to undertake an audit that measures energy consumption in three areas: buildings, transport and industrial processes. Auditors are required to make recommendations for cost-effective energy saving opportunities in these areas, although at present there is no legal requirement to implement recommendations made by the audit.
An alternative route to ESOS compliance would be to obtain ISO 50001 accreditation. Please contact us for more information.
The Energy Desk is offering an Energy Strategy Review for all businesses and organisations. This Review satisfies all ESOS requirements and provides the option to extend the review beyond ESOS compliance and adopt some of our recommendations, depending on your appetite for compliance and implementation.
The Energy Desk can submit ESOS Evidence Packs to the Environment Agency on your behalf, which includes all the findings from the ESOS audit.
Our Energy Strategy Reviews cover the following to ensure you are fully ESOS compliant:
Before notification to the Environment Agency, the ESOS assessment must be conducted a lead assessor and reviewed by a board level director.
The Energy Desk has the expertise to assess on-site renewable projects, energy efficient tenders and financial model assumptions. Our network of forward-thinking consultants has the skills to project manage any installation, should you choose to adopt any of our energy saving recommendations.
ESOS doesn’t need to be confusing! The Energy Desk team is bright, enthusiastic and committed to helping companies like yours lower their energy usage and costs. Our Energy Strategy Reviews provide everything you need to be ESOS compliant so don’t risk a fine by doing nothing. Contact The Energy Desk on 03330 151 221 today to book your Energy Strategy Review and start saving money and energy!
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We will determine whether ESOS applies to your organisation.
TED will work with you to understand the structure of your organisation and discuss your responsibilities for ESOS compliance.
ESOS compliance can be achieved through ESOS audits, ISO 50001 accreditation, DEC or Green Deals.
TED will ensure a clear route towards coverage of at least 90% of your total energy consumption.
Based on our findings TED will deliver the most effective and appropriate route to ESOS compliance for your company.
TED can do this on your behalf.
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