The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)
The Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (more commonly known as ESOS) is the Government’s newest energy saving initiative introduced in response to the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive. It affects firms with
More than 250 employees
have a turnover of more than €50m (around £39.5m) and a balance sheet exceeding €43m at 31 December 2015.
These large companies are now required to produce detailed reports on their energy use every four years.
Elmhurst Energy works from the viewpoint that ESOS should be more about opportunity. Elmhurst Energy was one of the first organisations to gain approval to hold a government authorised register of ESOS Lead Assessors and now provides a high standard of training for ESOS consultants as a professional body for the scheme.
What do I need to do?
Your first and most important action is to find out whether your business needs to comply with ESOS. If the answer is yes, then you should contact an ESOS Consultant as soon as possible to plan your first audit as this must be completed by 5th December 2015 and could take several months to pull together. Further ESOS audits will take place every four years from 2015 onwards. An approved ESOS Lead Assessor is responsible for working with you and the key parties in your organisation to identify opportunities to reduce energy costs and target energy waste, detailing those opportunities in your ESOS Report before the 5th December 2015 deadline.
The audit will involve looking at how your business uses energy, including how energy is used in buildings, transport and industrial operations based on an analysis of energy data and site survey