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EnergyFit Ltd have extensive experience in completing ESOS audits for numerous clients. If this is the first time you have to comply with ESOS or your are looking for a new provider for Phase 2, then we can help you at every stage of the process. We provide a flexible approach to compliance, we are happy to help you complete the audit process yourselves and we review and provide Lead Assessor sign-off, or, we can compete all the work required to comply with ESOS legislation. Its up to you.
We offer a free, no obligation consultation with a qualified Lead Assessor at your office. The aim of the consultation is to allow us to better understand your business requirements and answer any questions you may have. After the meeting we will provide you with a bespoke quote that accurately reflects the work required to complete your ESOS compliance.
Fill out the form below to arrange a free, no obligation meeting with an ESOS Lead Assessor
ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) is a mandatory energy assessment and energy saving identification scheme for large undertakings (and their corporate groups).
ESOS is the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) response to the requirement for all Member States of the European Union to implement Article 8 of the Energy Efficiency Directive.
Its aim is to increase business profitability and competitiveness by encouraging better monitoring of energy consumption and identifying cost-effective savings.
The scheme is estimated to lead to £1.6bn net benefits to the UK, with the majority of these being directly felt by businesses as a result of energy savings.
The scheme applies throughout the UK.
ESOS Assessment requires participants to do three things:
1. Measure your total energy consumption across your buildings, transport and industrial activities.
2. Conduct energy audits to identify cost-effective energy efficiency recommendations. You must ensure that at least 90% of your total energy consumption is subject to at least one of the following audit methods:
3. Report compliance to the Environment Agency By 5 December 2019, you must ensure that your ESOS Assessment has been reviewed by a Board-level Director and approved by a Lead Assessor.
ESOS will operate in four-yearly compliance phases. The qualification date for the next phase, phase 2, is the 31st December 2018.
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Every four years, a new compliance period starts. The qualification date for compliance Period 2 is 31 December 2018, with proof of compliance covering the period (from 6 December 2015 to 5 December 2019) being required by 5 December 2019.
You must ensure that at least 90% of your total energy consumption is subject to at least one the approved audit methods. Unless your total energy consumption is covered by a certified ISO 50001 Energy Management System, you must ensure that your ESOS Assessment is conducted or reviewed by a qualified Lead Assessor.
At first you need to measure your ‘total energy consumption’ over a 12-month period (it must overlap with 31st December 2018 – Phase 2).
This must be across all aspects of your business:
It is important to start to consider the problems that may arise from this. For example, if within your company your employees travel significant business miles, how are these recorded and how will you access this information? The legislation requires Lead Assessors to convert business miles to energy used, but the assessor needs to be able to access the raw data.
Once you have measured your total energy consumption, ESOS requires that you identify areas of significant energy use. The areas of significant energy use must account for at least 90% of your total energy consumption. These areas must then be subject to a ESOS energy audit.
Our assessors will happily talk you through the detail of what information is required. We recommend that you contact us to talk through your options. We offer a free, no obligation, company review, please fill in the form, right.
Penalties that may be issued are as follows:
For all non-compliance, the compliance bodies will have the power to publish information on non-compliance on their website such that this information is available to the public.
Failure to notify the Scheme Administrator– there will be a fixed penalty and an additional penalty for each day of non-compliance.
· A fixed penalty of up to £5,000; and/or
·An additional £500 for each day starting on the day after the date of compliance until the notification is completed, subject to a maximum of 80 days; and/or publication of details of non-compliance by the compliance bodies.
Failure to maintain adequate records to demonstrate compliance with ESOS– the penalty which can be applied is:
·A fixed penalty of up to £5,000; and/or
·The cost to the compliance body for undertaking sufficient auditing activity to confirm that an organisation has complied with ESOS; and/or publication of details of non-compliance.
Failure to undertake an ESOS Assessment –there will be a discretionary penalty allowing the compliance body to require the participant to take a number of steps toward compliance and a fixed monetary penalty. Failure to comply with any aspect of an ESOS Assessment (not using sufficient data, not using a Lead Assessor etc.) would be considered failure to comply. Where non-compliance is explained under ‘comply or explain’ provisions then the compliance body will consider whether the justification given is reasonable before determining whether to impose a penalty.
The penalty is:
·A requirement to conduct an ESOS Assessment by a date specified by the compliance body; and/or
·A penalty of up to £50,000; and/or
·An additional £500 per day penalty for each day starting on the day after the compliance date that the organisation remains non-compliant, subject to a maximum of 80 days; and/or publication of details of non-compliance.
Failure to comply with an enforcement, compliance or penalty notice will incur a fixed penalty and an additional penalty for each day of non-compliance. This in order to encourage compliance as soon as possible. The penalties are:
· A fixed penalty of up to £5,000; and/or
·An additional £500 for each day starting on the day after the date of compliance until the notification is completed, subject to a maximum of 80 days; and/or publication of details of non-compliance.
For making a statement which is false and misleading there will be a monetary penalty that is flexible enough to take account of the nature of the misdemeanour and large enough that it can act as a deterrent to this offence. The penalty is:
·A monetary penalty of up to £50,000; and
· Publication of details of non-compliance.
The compliance bodies will be able to pursue corrective action and will also have the power to reduce and waive penalties after issuing them to participants.
Source: DECC ‘Guide to ESOS, 2014′
All businesses are different, and therefore we are unable to give an indication of price until we know more about your requirements. In order to do this, we offer a free, no obligation meeting with a ESOS Lead Assessor. If you would like to book this, please complete the form (right)
Contact us (by filling out the form below) to arrange a free meeting with a Lead Assessor. The aim of meeting is for our Lead Assessor to understand your business and what is required to ensure ESOS compliance. The assessor is also there to answer any questions that you may have.
Your Lead Assessor will use information gathered during the initial meeting and a scoping document (sent to you requesting basic company information) to provide a quote.
Upon acceptance of our quote, our Lead Assessor will be contact with your chosen representative.
The assessor will:
Detail further building, transport and process information required to complete your assessment.
Plan required site audits
Analyse and verify energy consumption information
Audit at 90% of your energy consumption
Produce a ESOS report
Produce your evidence pack
Sign-off your compliance