We are now in Phase 2 of the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) which is a mandatory energy assessment scheme for organisations in the UK that meet the qualification criteria where compliance is required by the government regulator.
The regulations require large UK organisations to report on three criteria before the deadline of 5 December 2019. These are:
- Measure total energy consumption for buildings, industrial processes and transport.
- Conduct audits to identify cost effective energy efficiency measures for areas of significant energy consumption.
- Report compliance to their national scheme administrator.
The overall structure of the scheme is largely the same as Phase 1, where just over 7,000 UK businesses fell within the compliance criteria. Organisations that are non-compliant with the regulations will be liable to compliance and enforcement activities.
The ESOS Regulations 2014 bring into force Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive and mandate that large organisations in the UK undertake comprehensive assessments of energy use and energy efficiency opportunities at least every four years.
Do you qualify for ESOS?
Answer yes to any of the below and you will require ESOS surveys in order for an organisation to be compliant.