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Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme update

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24th February, 2015

With nine months to go until the compliance date, companies are being warned to act now to ensure they are not caught out by the new Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).

With nine months to go until the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme compliance date, companies are being warned to act now to ensure they are not caught out by the new ESOS.

ESOS is a mandatory energy auditing scheme for ‘large undertakings'. It is the United Kingdom's response to the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (Article 8), and imposes energy auditing on companies with: greater than 250 employees or; greater than €50m turnover and €43m+ balance sheet. In the UK, the regulations also affect any subsidiary or sister company who happens to fall within a corporate structure containing at least one ‘large undertaking'.

Late in 2014, scheme administrators the Environment Agency sent out approximately 13,000 letters to enterprises across the UK, who they believe are above, or around, the threshold of a ‘large undertaking'.

Another round of letters is due to be issued during March, warning companies to act now, or risk not meeting the compliance deadline of 5th December 2015.

Delta-Simons can assist your business to:

  • Assess gaps in ESOS compliance;
  • Identify an appropriate representative sample of energy audits;
  • Undertake cost-effective energy audits; and
  • Notify the Environment Agency of compliance.

For further information, please contact Dan Ellis.

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