What Is ESOS?
The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is a new European directive for mandatory energy auditing for major energy consuming businesses in EU member states. The aim is to help businesses to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy costs. Organisations that meet the qualifying criteria must conduct an energy audit every 4 years, with the deadline for the Phase 1 having passed in December 2015. The deadline for Phase 2 is the 5th December 2019.
How Can ECM Help?
Businesses which qualify for ESOS must appoint an accredited Lead Assessor to complete the reporting and compliance requirements. With a qualified Lead Assessor in our team, ECM can control the process from the beginning. The process includes the collection and analysis of energy usage and transport cost data, energy audits of buildings and sites, and the completion of the ESOS report and submission to the Environment Agency.
What Happens if I Don’t Comply?
There are significant penalties for qualifying businesses which do not meet the requirements of ESOS, including financial and business reputation.
Contact ECM today to find out how we can help you meet your obligations under ESOS, reduce your energy consumption and avoid costly penalties.
Any business which employs at least 250 people, or has an annual turnover of at least €50m (approx. £40m) and a balance sheet exceeding €43m (approx £34m).
Organisations who already have ISO50001 Compliance just need to notify the Environment Agency, or appoint an ESOS Lead Assessor to conduct an energy assessment. This assessment will identify significant areas of energy consumption and make recommendations for future energy savings opportunities.
The deadline for Phase 1 was the 5th December 2015, it will now continue every 4 years thereafter. Phase 2 is due on the 5th December 2019.
Eligible businesses that do not comply with the reporting obligations will face fines of up to £50,000 with additional daily penalties.