The government has put a wide range of regulations in place to ensure businesses are doing their best to reduce their energy consumption. These are designed to help the UK hit carbon emissions targets to slow down the rate of climate change. The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is one of the main regulations put in place by the government to promote a reduction in carbon emissions; here, we go into more detail.
What Is ESOS?
ESOS was initiated by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) as a method for ensuring that large corporations are doing their bit to reduce energy and their impact on the environment. This directive is influenced by the UK government’s target of reducing emissions by 80% by the year 2050. As such, ESOS requires all large organisations to analyse and assess their energy consumption at least once every four years. As well as this, the directive strongly encourages investment in renewable energy and energy-saving technologies.
The Vital Importance of Complying With ESOS Regulation
For large organisations, ESOS requires compliance as a legal obligation. As part of an ESOS assessment, large organisations – which either employ more than 250 people or turnover more than £44.845 million – are required to calculate the total energy consumption of the business, identify areas of excessive consumption, appoint an assessor to review audits, let the Environment Agency (EA) know and keep all records of compliance. Not complying with ESOS can lead to huge one-off fines, as well as daily fines, and bad PR for the company.
How Can You Comply?
You can comply with ESOS by paying close attention to all of the rules, regulations and deadlines of the regulation. However, working with a company like The Energy Desk can make the process much easier. Our services help you reduce your energy consumption and we will always ensure that you are on the ball when it comes to all governmental regulations.
Get a Better Understanding of ESOS With Help From Our Energy Consultancy
If you want to get a better understanding of ESOS and how your business can ensure that it is compliant, contact The Energy Desk today. We can discuss the steps you need to take to ensure you’re compliant with all the relevant regulations.
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