Get ready for the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

The ESOS is a mandatory energy assessments and energy savings identification scheme for large undertakings in the UK. Compliance under this scheme must be entailed by 5th December 2015, however action is recommend ASAP to allow ample time to carry out all actions required.

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is expected to help reduce business energy costs by a total of £1.6 billion by 2030. ESOS is a mandatory energy assessment and energy saving identification scheme for large undertakings and their corporate groups. Under the scheme, which applies throughout the UK, businesses will be required to look closely at their energy usage to identify cost-effective energy savings – More info at www.gov.uk

About 9,400 large enterprises will be required to calculate their energy use from next year under a major new scheme being rolled out by the government that aims to slash power costs and carbon emissions across industry.

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) which demands all organisations outside the public sector with more than 250 employees undertake energy audits once every four years in line with the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive. The government aims to help UK enterprises improving profitability through better information on how to save energy. Its impact assessment shows the scheme could deliver an average energy reduction of 0.7 per cent for businesses, delivering total savings of £1.6bn over the period to 2030.

Overview

The ESOS is a mandatory energy assessments and energy savings identification scheme for large undertakings in the UK. Compliance under this scheme must be entailed by 5th December 2015, however action is recommend ASAP to allow ample time to carry out all actions required.

Am I affected? 

You are likely to be in the ESOS if, on the qualification date of 31st December 2014 you are:

– An Undertaking which has 250 or more employees in the UK.
– An Undertaking which has fewer than 250 employees, but has:

  • An Annual turnover exceeding €50m and,
  • A balance sheet exceeding €43m

EMEX will arm attendees  with the information they need to comply with this mandatory EU directive.
The Energy Managers Association (EMA) will hold a register of all assessors and present its standard training offering at EMEX.

Register for free to attend EMEX and find out more about the ESOS