Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is a compulsory energy efficiency scheme that all large organisations will need to adhere to, with a first compliance deadline of 5 December 2015.

To see if the ESOS will apply to your business check the definition of large organisations – here.

All businesses covered will be required to record their energy use for their entire organisation in the UK – eg manufacturing, distribution, retailing and transport for a 12 month period, which includes 31 December 2014. Assuming that Display Energy Certificates and Green Deal Assessments provide no meaningful contribution, they will also need to ensure that at least 90% of their energy is covered by either ISO50001 or a report assessing energy savings opportunities.

For phase one, the ESOS assessment and report must be completed and notification made to the Environment Agency by 5 December 2015. A board member is required to sign off on the submission. Failure to comply with the scheme could cost your organisation thousands of pounds in penalties, as well as reputational issues.

The assessment report must be approved by a registered lead assessor. The government provides a list of lead assessors, see DECC link below. SMMT has collated a list of those with automotive experience – however, please note this list is not exhaustive and SMMT cannot recommend a particular assessor.

Company Contact E-mail Phone
 Brair  Ed Hogan  info@briarassociates.co.uk  01384 397777
 BSI  Alan Brock  alan.brock@bsigroup.com  07721 881561
 Economic Energy  John Carden  john.carden@economic-energy.co.uk  07736 364688
 Envantage  Jessica Harris  jessica.harris@envantage.co.uk  07863 108788
 Lucideon  Ann-Marie Cornall  a-m@lucideon.com  07973 309315
 NIFES  Lorcan Anglin  lorcan.anglin@nifes.co.uk  08451 463626
 Principal Energy Solutions Ltd  Peter Smith  peter@principalenergysolutions.co.uk  07880 331818
Trident  Derek Tonge  d.tonge@tridentutilities.co.uk  07970 519762

SMMT would welcome comments from members on their experience with lead assessors.

For further information on the ESOS scheme please see the following links:

If you would like to know more about how SMMT can support your organisation to comply with the ESOS scheme, improve your energy efficiency or to provide details of other business energy regimes click here or e-mail Matthew Croucher.