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 New Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Phase 2 Guide - 2019

Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme ESOS Guide 2019

The Environment Agency have released a new ESOS Guide in February 2019. 

The Guide provides updates, clarifications, amendments and examples throughout the document to help organisations comply with Phase 2 of ESOS, the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme.

The new ESOS Guide can be downloaded at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/complywith-the-energy-savings-opportunity-scheme-esos.

18 February 2019

Latest Date to confirm your ESOS Phase 2 Compliance - How Much Time's Left ?

 Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme ESOS Compliance Deadline Time Left 05 December 2019

 

ESOS Compliance Period 2 - Remaining Time before ESOS Compliance Deadline on 5th December 2019 

79% of the ESOS Compliance Period 2 has already passed.  Leaving only 10 months for you to complete your energy audits, ESOS reports and ESOS assessments.

All businesses and organisations which qualify for the second phase of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, ESOS, need to confirm they have complied with the ESOS regulations to the Environment Agency before the next compliance date on 5th December 2019.

So if you haven't already started the work needed to ensure you meet the second ESOS compliance deadline, then its probably a good idea to create a plan now.

Contact Stephen, our registered ESOS Lead Assessor, to discuss how we can help you secure your ESOS Compliance.

      Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme - ESOS Compliance Period 2 

01 February 2019 

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) – New Scheme

The UK Government has introduced the new Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting scheme, SECR, to help simplify the existing energy schemes and reduce the administrative burden on large companies.

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting - SECR energy reporting scheme SECR will begin from April 2019, when the current CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme closes.

In principle SECR will combine energy reporting for those participating in either the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme or in ESOS, the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, into the new SECR reporting scheme. 

SECR will apply to all quoted companies and large UK incorporated unquoted companies and large Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) (with at least 250 employees or annual turnover greater than £36m and annual balance sheet total greater than £18m. (if two or more criteria apply in a financial year).  

It’s estimated SECR will require approximately 11,900 companies to report their energy and carbon emissions in their Directors’ annual reports.

A new publication Environmental Reporting Guidelines: Including Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting Guidance has been released to help businesses and organisations comply with the new SERC legislation : 

Environmental Reporting Guidelines : including Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting Guidance

01 February 2019

Sussex offshore Rampion wind farm near Brighton and Worthing completed

After two years work the Rampion offshore wind farm with 116 turbines has been finished.

The scheme will generate enough electricity to supply 350,000 homes, approximately half of all the homes in Sussex.  Costing £1 billion, the Rampion scheme covers 72 square kilometres.  New Sussex Wind Farm

Located between 13 and 20 kilometres off the Sussex coast in the English Channel, it's close to Brighton and Worthing, with an operations and maintenance base in Newhaven.

The Rampion wind farm’s 140 metre turbines can be seen from many beaches along the Sussex coastline.  Rampion Wind Farm

29 May 2018

Environment Agency Auditing Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Participants

The Environment Agency have been conducting Compliance Audits to assess how businesses and organisations participating in the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) have performed.ESOS Audit

The EA's audits are to ensure that qualifying organisations are complying with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme Regulations 2014.

Most participants were found to be compliant (16%) or compliant with remedial actions (75%). So overall compliance with the ESOS Regulations for the First Phase of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme was around 91%.

The Environment Agency expected to audit around 380 organisations in the 2017-18 financial year.

26 April 2018