The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), a new energy regulation, covers all large organisations (250+ staff or turnover of approximately £39m and a balance sheet of about £33m). The regulation requires these organisations to:
- Report on energy consumed over a 12 month period, determine areas of significant energy use and undertake ESOS compliant assessments of these areas.
- Have the assessments reviewed and signed off by an approved Lead Assessor and a Board level director;
- Report compliance to the scheme administrator (the Environment Agency) before 5th December 2015.
The date when qualifying businesses must submit all the paperwork about your ESOS energy audit is on 5 December 2015
What energy use is measured?
The energy used in buildings, by industrial processes and by company vehicles.
When should Qualifying companies start?
Qualifying companies should start planning Now. Energy consumption should be measured for a period of 12 months. That 12 month period must include the 31st of December 2014.Qualifying companies should leave enough time to carry out energy audits for 90% of your significant energy uses before 5 December 2015 (unless you already have an ISO 50001 certified management system in place).
What happens Qualifying companies don’t comply?
The Environment Agency can publish the names of non compliant businesses or impose heavy fines.
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