Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme Management

 

The EU Energy Efficiency Directive entered into force in November 2012. The Directive aims to drive improvements in energy efficiency across the EU and as a result the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme was created, requiring all large (non-SME) enterprises to undertake energy audits by 5th December 2015 and every 4 years thereafter.

We are currently in Phase 2 Year 3. The guidance requires that energy consumption data covers the specific date of the 31st Dec 2018. We recommend that the period 1st Apr 2018 to 31st Mar 2019 is utilised for your ESOS reporting.

The Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme seeks to minimise the administrative burden on businesses and includes realising synergies with existing policies and requirements, such as the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme. At the same time, the government also aims to maximise the energy efficiency and economic gains from the scheme.

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is a mandatory energy assessment and energy saving identification scheme for large undertakings (and their corporate groups). The scheme is applicable throughout the UK and applies to any undertaking which carries out business activity and matches with any of the following criteria:

  1. It has 250 or more staff.
  2. It has less than 250 staff but has an annual turnover exceeding €50m and a balance sheet exceeding €43m.
  3. It is part of a corporate group which includes a large undertaking (as defined by (1) or (2), above).

Organisations which are not required to participate in ESOS by virtue of the qualification criteria outlined above may still benefit from voluntarily measuring energy consumption and undertaking energy audits carried out or overseen by a qualified auditor.

For more information, key dates and detailed requirements for ESOS please visit ESOS - What You Need to Know.

ESOS Packages

2EA® offer three main packages, ESOS Management, ESOS Energy Reporting and ESOS Evidence Audit, to help you meet the requirements of the scheme. Quotations for individual packages can also be made available on request.

Package 1: ESOS Management

  • Data correlation of ESOS applicable energy consumptions, transport mileage and invoices to determine total energy consumption/expenditure.
  • Identify areas of significant energy use and provide advice on de-minimis limits.
  • Provide Organisational Chart identifying total energy use, areas of energy use, such as buildings, transport and industrial processes.
  • Review the ESOS compliant assessment routes to cover areas of significant energy use.
  • Act as Lead Assessor and undertake ESOS Audits or advise on compliant alternatives.
  • Identify energy saving opportunities and present audit recommendations.
  • Provide report for the presentation of ESOS Assessment findings.
  • Compilation of data required for an ESOS Evidence Pack; including but not limited to:
    • Details of the undertakings making up participant and identification of the responsible undertaking.
    • Details of named personnel required to be registered as part of ESOS.
    • Details of the Lead Assessor.
    • List of identified areas of significant energy consumption.
    • Details of compliance route to cover area significant energy consumption.
    • Details of audit methodology.
    • Correlation of correspondence with the relevant authority.
    • Determination of Exclusions and Onward Supplies as defined in the ESOS Guidance.
    • Certificate of Audit Compliance.
  • Consultancy services to client with regards to ESOS issues.

Package 2: ESOS Energy Reporting

  • Data correlation of ESOS applicable energy consumptions, transport mileage and invoices to determine total energy consumption/expenditure.
  • Identify areas of significant energy use and provide an Organisational Chart identifying areas of significant energy use, such as buildings, transport and industrial processes.
  • Review the ESOS compliant assessment routes and suggest audit process to cover areas of significant energy use.

Package 3: ESOS Evidence Audit

  • Review of participants’ ESOS applicable energy consumptions, transport mileage and invoices used to determine total energy consumption/expenditure.
  • Review of participants’ areas of significant energy use and de-minimis limits.
  • Review of participants’ assessment routes covering areas of significant energy use.
  • Review of participants’ ESOS Audits or compliant alternatives.
  • Review of participants’ ESOS Evidence Pack.
  • Provision of a Certificate of Audit Compliance.

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