10 Mar 2015

Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

ESOSThe Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is a mandatory energy assessment and energy savings identification scheme for large organisations in the UK. The scheme was established by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in 2014 in order to address requirements of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive.

For the first stage of the scheme, participants must notify the Environment Agency that they have complied with ESOS by the 5th December 2015. This means that if you are required to participate in the scheme, your organisation should be thinking about and preparing for this legislation now.

Is your organisation affected by this legislation?
You will be in the scope of ESOS if your organisation qualifies as a large undertaking, which means:
- You have more than 250 employees in the UK; or
- You have fewer than 250 employees, but have
i) an annual turnover exceeding €50m (£38,937,777); and
ii) a balance sheet exceeding €43m (£33,486,489); or
- You are part of a corporate group containing a large enterprise

How can you ensure your organisation complies with ESOS?
To ensure compliance under the scheme you will need to:
1) Firstly, determine if you qualify for participation in ESOS
2) Appoint a lead assessor to ensure ESOS compliance
3) Measure your total energy consumption (kWh or expenditure)
4) Carry out ESOS energy audits within each compliance phase, identifying energy saving opportunities
5) Report on your compliance with ESOS to the Environment Agency

Download The ESOS Guide     ESOS Services

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