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Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme - Phase 2
ESOS Phase 2 shouldn’t phase you. Read about ESOS and Phase 2 below, or give us a call on 0141 227 2305 to go through things in person.
Where did ESOS Phase 2 come from?
Every 4 years, companies who fall under into the ESOS bracket (i.e. are considered a large undertaking) must comply with ESOS by recording energy consumption and re-submitting this to the Regulator. This is the 2nd round of ESOS since the regulation was introduced in the 2012 European Union Energy Efficiency Directive, Article 8. If you had to achieve ESOS compliance in 2015, you will most likely have to do so in 2019.
ESOS presents you with a real opportunity to make energy savings which will reduce business costs - so although the deadline is in 2019, you will see benefits if you start this process now.
4 Reasons to start your Phase 2 journey now
- Book in your Lead Assessor. Last time, there was only 1 Lead Assessor to every 10 ESOS companies. Mabbett have several Lead Assessors who will not just tick the box for you, but will give you added value, increasing your savings.
- Safeguard your compliance. Protect your company by getting a head of the game – know what you have to do, when you have to do it.
- Get ahead of your competitors. Why leave it to the end? Be proactive rather than reactive, putting your company in a stronger position.
- The sooner you start, the more you will save. Collect data (measure and monitor), have an audit, and start to work on your recommendations. As electricity prices are forecasted to rise, you’ll want to use ESOS not just for compliance, but as an exercise to make energy and cost savings.
Mabbett have in-house Lead Assessors - during ESOS Phase 1, we helped over 100 sites achieve ESOS compliance.
SI 426 Energy Audit Scheme in Republic of Ireland - Mabbett have SEAI registered energy auditors to support your SI 426 Energy Audit Scheme enquiries and compliance obligations.
What's more...after Phase 1, Mabbett supported the Government to conduct ESOS legal compliance audits, so we have a great insight into what to focus on in Phase 2 from the Regulator’s perspective.
How do I comply with ESOS Phase 2?
You are required to have an ESOS Assessment undertaken OR you can demonstrate compliance with ISO 50001. Mabbett can support you with both - see here for more information on ISO 50001.
First step to have an ESOS Assessment - appoint a Lead Assessor!
Your Lead Assessor will:
- Measure your business’s total energy consumption for buildings, industrial processes and transport (through identifying areas that account for at least 90% of total energy consumption), over a 12-month period.
- Give you an energy audit (aligned with BS EN 16427:2012 Energy Audits) to identify energy efficiency recommendations for areas of significant energy consumption.
- Confirm your ESOS compliance with the Regulator.
Mabbett have several Lead Assessors who are registered with the Energy Institute's Register of Professional Energy Consultants.
New to ESOS? ESOS Explained:
ESOS is a policy aimed at improving energy efficiency within your business operations. This will increase your business profits and competitiveness as well as reducing your environmental impact. The scheme requires all large ‘undertakings’ in the U.K. to have a mandatory assessment of energy use and energy efficiency opportunities across sites that collectively represent 90% of the total energy use of the organisation.
The ESOS regulations define a large ‘undertaking’ as an organisation that carries out a trade or a business, which includes any corporate group where one or more members of the U.K. group meets the ESOS definition of a large undertaking. An organisation is considered a large undertaking if it:
- Employs 250 or more people; OR
- Employs fewer than 250 people, but has an annual turnover in excess of €50 million (~£40 million) and an annual balance sheet in excess of €43 million (~£34 million); OR
- Is a part of a group that includes at least one entity that meets either of the criteria above.
If you weren’t required to comply with ESOS in 2015, but your business has changed/expanded, now requiring you to comply with ESOS, you can jump straight into ESOS Phase 2. Phone us on 0141 227 2305 if you want to check your eligibility.
What do I do now?
To confirm your ESOS eligibility, the specific steps for your company, the costs involved and the most suitable timescale, contact one of our Lead Assessors or our Engineering Support Consultant:
- Andy Lee, Director, Engineering: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Robert Duncan, Senior Environmental Consultant (NI and Ireland): email@example.com
- Michael Lynch, Director, Process Engineering & Safety: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Suzie Nelson, Client Relationship & Support Consultant, Engineering Group: email@example.com