The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is a mandatory energy assessment and energy saving identification scheme for large undertakings (and their corporate groups).

ESOS applies to large UK undertakings that employs at least 250 people, or has an annual turnover in excess of 50 million euro and an annual balance sheet in excess of 43 million euro.

The initial deadline of December 2015 has long gone and even the extended deadline of 15th April 2016 is behind us but figures from the Environment Agency show that still approximately 1,200 businesses caught by the ESOS legislation remain non-compliant. These businesses are expected to come under investigation by a dedicated enforcement team.

We provide an ESOS service and can arrange for a registered “Lead Assessor” to carry out an ESOS assessment in line with the ESOS Regulations 2014. Organisations that qualify lawfully must carry out ESOS assessments every 4 years. These assessments are audits of the energy used by their buildings and transport, to identify cost-effective saving measures.

Participants are not required to implement energy efficiency recommendations identified by their ESOS Assessments. However, they will only achieve the financial benefits that arise from avoiding energy waste, if they do implement cost-effective recommendations identified.