The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) extended journey
When the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme was first announced in 2013 the deadline for confirming ESOS compliance was set for 5th December 2015.
After lots of studying of the ESOS guides, completing an ESOS assessor course and passing the test I became registered as an ESOS assessor in 2014.
After a few initial tentative enquiries the momentum slowly built. As the end of 2015 approached this turned into a bit of a rush to ensure all the work was completed, and every client could confirm their ESOS compliance in time.
In October 2015 the Environment Agency announced a reprieve, saying they were "Not normally expecting to take enforcement action for late notification provided it is received by 29 January 2016". So we then had another rush to meet this 2nd deadline.
But new enquiries for ESOS audits and assessments were still coming in, many months later
ESOS notification letters continued to be sent out to remind and warn those who had not yet confirmed their ESOS compliance.
So I was as busy as ever helping larger businesses and organisations complete their ESOS audits, assessments and reports, so they can provide their comply with the ESOS Scheme regulations. They were all finally completed by the summer of 2016.
ESOS proved to be a very interesting and rewarding for clients, with many valuable savings opportunities being discovered. Long may the benefits of their new found energy savings continue !
09 February 2017
Businesses Still Requesting ESOS Assessments
Very pleased to find businesses are still contacting our ESOS assessor and asking him to complete their ESOS audits and ESOS assessments, even though the original deadline for confirming compliance with the ESOS regulations was on 5th December 2015.
The majority of our clients are based in London and the South East but we actually work over a much wider area.
Most larger businesses have a number of sites, which are often spread around the country.
A typical ESOS assessment may take from 6 or 7 days, for small organisations, to many months, for larger businesses and organisations, from start to finish. As it takes a lot of detailed work to comply with all the ESOS rules and regulations.
The Environment Agency seem to have adopted a fairly forgiving approach and provided some additional leeway, to allow businesses and organisations additional time to complete their ESOS reports.
The financial penalties for failing to comply with the ESOS regulations are severe.
So any businesses or organisation wondering if they need to complete an ESOS assessment are advised to contact Stephen, our MEI Chartered Energy Manager and registered ESOS Assessor, as soon as possible : http://fennutilities.com/esos-energy-savings-opportunity-scheme
03 March 2016
ESOS Success - Large Business Energy Savings Opportunities Identified
Major opportunities for companies to dramatically reduce their business energy bills and achieve substantial savings are being found found by our ESOS Assessor.
Have a look at the article here : http://www.locateeastsussex.org.uk/news-sussex-businesses-discover-many-energy-savings-opportunities-with-new-esos-scheme.aspx
Locate East Sussex, an organisation helping businesses expand, obtain finance or relocate to Sussex report on the progress made by Fenn Utilities in helping larger companies and organisations complete their ESOS audits and ESOS assessments.
The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme is a mandatory scheme for around 10,000 larger businesses and organisations employing over 250 staff.
ESOS has been very successful in helping improve efficiency and cutting overheads, by providing businesses with an in depth analysis and understanding of how to cut costs and improve profit margins.
24 February 2016
DEFRA release details of the ESOS Participants Confirming ESOS Compliance
The list shows 5,939 large businesses and organisations which had confirmed their ESOS compliance, for the new mandatory Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, by 29th January 2016.
It has been estimated around 10,000 of the largest businesses and organisations have to comply with the ESOS regulations, so possibly around 3,000 - 4,000 are now way behind.
The deadline was 5th December 2015, but a period of grace was granted until 29th January 2016. Any companies which have still not confirmed they have completed their energy audits and ESOS assessments may now be prosecuted.
We are still receiving new ESOS enquiries and continuing to complete ESOS assessments.
So if your business or organisation needs to comply with ESOS have a look at our ESOS page, http://www.fennutilities.com/esos-energy-savings-opportunity-scheme then get in touch with Stephen, our registered ESOS Lead Assessor.
17 February 2016
Some larger businesses and organisations have been granted an extension until the middle of April 2016 to confirm their compliance with ESOS, the new mandatory Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme.
Our ESOS assessor has recently been receiving a number of new enquiries and requests for ESOS audits and ESOS assessments, from companies now facing potential fines of £50,000 for not complying with the ESOS regulations by 5th December 2015.
The ESOS Scheme requires a detailed assessment of opportunities to reduce energy consumption and make savings in energy used in transport, properties and processes. Confirmation of ESOS compliance needs to be submitted online.
13 February 2016
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