Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

A new energy saving opportunity scheme for large enterprises in the UK

Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme

Talk to Ignite Energy about the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

ESOS (Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme) is a new legislation brought to you by The Environment Agency which involves obligatory energy assessment schemes for organisations and large enterprises in the UK. The scheme applies to large undertakings and groups containing large endeavours in the UK that meet the qualification criteria.

Energy is defined by ESOS as forms of energy products including: Combustible fuels, heat from industrial processes, renewable energy, electricity and general heat.

Energy not in capacity of ESOS is as follows; unconsumed energy that is not used by your organisation, energy used outside of the UK, energy consumed for international travel or shipping where the journey doesn’t start or end in the UK (unless the business desires to include their international travel).

Over 9000 of Britain’s leading companies will be required to conform and the initial reviews will be undertaken by 5th December 2015.

If your organisation qualifies for ESOS, an assessment will occur every 4 years, this is to audit the energy use of industrial processes, buildings and transport to correctly classify worthwhile energy saving measures.

It is mandatory for recognised ESOS corporations to notify the Environment Agency by the set deadline that they have complied with their ESOS obligations. Registration won’t be necessary as businesses are not expected to be heard from by the Environment Agency until 2015 when they are fully compliant.

Although ESOS will primarily affect large businesses, it can also apply to non-profit- making organisations and any other non-public sector undertakings large enough to meet the ESOS criteria. If your organisation or business has been officially identified as large undertaking by the end of 2014, your establishment qualifies for the energy saving opportunity scheme.

Corporate groups in the UK will qualify if at least one member meets the ESOS definition of a considerable undertaking.

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