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Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

The Government introduced this legislative scheme to incentivise large businesses to implement energy-saving measures and help to cut UK carbon emissions.

This is also in place across European countries and Businesses must carry out an audit of their energy-consuming activities and identify cost-effective energy-saving measures once every four years.

Who needs to comply?

Companies need to comply with ESOS if, on the 31st December 2018, they have:

  • More than 250 employees
  • An annual turnover of more than £50m
  • An annual balance sheet total of more than £43m

Deadline ESOS Phase 2: 5th December 2019

How can Ecova can help?

Ecova is part of one of the largest engineering technical group in the UK.  We have extensive experience of helping businesses to comply with ESOS. Our dedicated team is fully qualified to guide your company through the compliance process from start to finish. We will save you time and resources in managing the data collection, analysis and report production required for ESOS compliance. You will have the peace of mind that, with our support, your business will comply fully with all ESOS obligations.

To comply with ESOS, your business needs to measure its total energy and fuel consumption across all buildings, transport and industrial activity for a 12 month period.

Audits carried out now will be compliant with Phase 2 if they cover at least one year’s energy measurement any time between 6 December 2015 and 5 December 2019 (and were not previously used for ESOS Phase 1 in 2015/16).    Different energy streams or sites can be assessed at different times so the work can be focussed on the benefits and scheduled to fit in with your business needs.

The final deadline for submission is 5 December 2019. At this stage, you will not be able to analyse your Total Energy Consumption (TEC) as this must include the qualification date of 31 December 2018; however, where you know that an energy supply will be included in your Significant Energy Consumption (SEC), you can do the audit work on this supply. In most cases, it is unlikely that the SEC will have changed from Phase 1.


Are you compliant?

Talk to a member of our team.


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