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If your organisation is obligated under the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Phase 3 we can support as auditors and/or Lead Assessors.
We have over 25 years’ experience supporting UK business to reduce energy spanning across a wide variety of industries, such as food and drink, aerospace, industrial manufacturing, construction, chemicals, waste management, and everything in between. Not only does this mean less time spent getting “up to speed” on the needs of your business, but we will provide informed recommendations based on our previous experience.
We can also support other E.U. member states in complying with the equivalent 2012 European Union Energy Efficiency Directive, Article 8 requirements.
The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is a mandatory energy assessment scheme for organisations in the U.K. that meet the qualification criteria of being a “large undertaking” (*definition below).
ESOS Phase 3 is now underway and qualifying companies have three important compliance steps to follow before 05 June 2024.
ESOS Phase 3 shouldn’t phase you. Whether you have already been through ESOS Phase 1 & 2, or are required to comply with ESOS for the first time, we can support and take you beyond compliance so your business will See a Difference.
The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is a mandatory energy assessment and energy saving identification scheme for large enterprises in the United Kingdom. It is administered by the Environment Agency.
Under ESOS, large enterprises in the UK are required to undertake energy assessments of their buildings, industrial processes, and transport to identify cost-effective energy saving measures. A large enterprise is defined as an undertaking that:
This includes both private sector and public sector organisations.
If an organisation meets the criteria for a large enterprise, it is required to comply with ESOS. Failure to comply with the scheme can result in enforcement action, including fines of up to £50,000.
Under ESOS, large enterprises in the UK are required to undertake energy assessments of their buildings, industrial processes, and transport, and to identify cost-effective energy saving measures. The energy assessments must cover at least 95% of the organization’s total energy consumption, and must be reviewed by a qualified lead assessor.
The energy assessments should consider all significant energy use within the organization, including electricity, gas, oil, and other fuels.
The results of the energy assessments should be used to identify cost-effective energy saving opportunities, and to prepare an action plan detailing how the organization will implement the identified measures. The action plan should include details of the expected energy savings, the estimated costs and payback periods of the measures, and the timescales for implementation.