ESOS Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme | ESOS Lead Assessor
We can provide an ESOS Lead Assessor North East for your needs.
What is it ?
The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), is a mandatory government energy assessment scheme which affects up to 10,000 UK organisations, known as 'large undertakings'. The ESOS scheme requires participants to:
Measure and identify their total energy consumption for all energy classifications
Conduct energy audits to assess where energy savings opportunities exist
Report compliance to the Environmental Agency on a rolling 4 year cycle
We will appoint an ESOS Lead Assessor North East to review your energy assessments.
Who does ESOS apply to ?
An organisation qualifies as a 'large undertaking' under ESOS if:
it has more than 250 employees.
it has an annual turnover exceeding €50m and a balance sheet exceeding €43m.
For UK corporate groups, if one member of the group meets the criteria the the entire UK group must comply,
Our ESOS Lead Assessor North East will deliver a first rate service.
ESOS Compliance Assessment Dates
UK businesses must assess whether they are in scope for participating in ESOS by the qualification date of each phase. The next qualification date is 31st December 2018 for the 2nd rolling phase.
For businesses that qualify, the final date for compliance in this phase is the 5th December 2019. Qualifying businesses MUST have registered their ESOS compliance with the Environmental Agency on or before this date.
The qualification and compliance dates for the first 3 rolling phases of ESOS are given in the table below.
The ESOS Lead Assessor North East that we us are extremely well qualified and professional.
ESOS Scheme Operation - Lead Assessors
The scheme requires a `Lead Assessor’ to review and sign off the ESOS energy consumption assessments along with a senior Director of the company. The company must register its compliance with the Environment Agency by the compliance date and there are penalties for late/non submission after that date.
Integral Energy UK are accredited ESOS Lead Assessors and can help to identify and audit your business's energy consumption, assess the energy savings opportunities that exist and assist with registering your compliance with the Environmental Agency.
What sorts of Energy Savings Opportunities will there be ?
These can range from small to large opportunities, depending on what energy savings activities have been carried out already, and typically they include:
These come under the heading of No-Cost and Low-Cost opportunities which often involve a change in operating practice rather than making a financial investment. For example:
encouraging behavioural changes
optimising control settings
addressing maintenance issues
analysing energy data to identify out of band operating conditions
These come under the heading of more in-depth opportunities which may involve a substantial project for which the financial investment needs to be based on predicted returns.
Replacing lighting lamps with more energy efficient LED lamps
Fitting lighting controls to give additional savings to lighting upgrade projects
Installing additional controls to equipment to reduce energy usage
Fitting Variable Speed Drives to fans, pumps, and process equipment
Initiating Building fabric improvements such Insulation levels
Upgrading or Replacing Heating systems and their components
This is likely to involve more in-depth Design and Specification advice on replacing capital plant to ensure that replacement plant and equipment is selected to minimise energy consumption and is better matched to site operating conditions.
What do you need to do ?
Firstly make an assessment of whether your business needs to comply with ESOS.
If the answer is yes, then you should appoint an ESOS Lead Assessor to plan your compliance programme and the necessary energy audits assessments.
The energy audits will look at how your organisation uses energy in buildings, transport and industrial operations.
How can we help ?
We can help you to assess your eligibility to determine whether you are within scope of ESOS compliance.
If your organisation is within ESOS scope, we can provide you with an accredited ESOS Lead Assessor to conduct/review your ESOS compliance programme and assessment energy audits.
Please feel free to browse the posts on our ESOS-Blog page for more helpful information relating to ESOS.
Contact us today to discuss your first steps to ESOS compliance & speak to one of our national team of ESOS Lead Assessors !