What is ESOS?
The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is an energy assessment and energy saving scheme and is established by the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme Regulations 2014 (ESOS Regulations).
You must take part in ESOS if your organisation qualifies as a large undertaking on the qualification date.
The qualification date for the first compliance period is 31 December 2014.
A large undertaking is:
Any UK undertaking that meets either one or both of the conditions below:
It employs 250 or more people
It has an annual turnover in excess of 50 million euro (£38,937,777), and an annual balance sheet total in excess of 43 million euro (£33,486,489)
If you meet either of these criteria, the scheme is MANDATORY and you should already have registered with the Environment Agency.
Large penalties are in place for non-compliance.
How to comply....
Appoint a 'Lead Assessor' who will assess a minimum of 90% of your organisation's overall energy use and prepare a compliant report with energy saving recommendations and a breakdown of energy consumption. Compliance must be recorded with the Environment Agency before the 5th December 2015.
Eta Energy employs qualified Lead Assessors and can offer a full compliance service.