3The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is a mandatory energy assessment and energy savings identification scheme for large undertakings in the UK.

How does ESOS work?
Organisations that qualify for ESOS must carry out ESOS assessments every 4 years.  These assessments are audits of the energy used by their buildings, industrial processes and transport to identify cost-effective energy saving measures. Organisations must notify the Environment Agency (EA) by a set deadline that they have complied with their ESOS obligations.

The deadline for the first compliance period, 5 December 2015, has now passed. However, the EA believes there are a huge amount of companies that have yet to make their submissions. If this is the case, we strongly advise that you contact us to minimise the potential fines issued by the EA.

Phase 2 is now in operation and runs from 2016 – 2019 during which time companies should carry out energy surveys of an ESOS standard so that they can be signed off in phase.

Does your business qualify for ESOS?
ESOS applies to organisations that at 31st December 2014 had:

  • 250 or more employees in the UK
  • Under 250 employees, but has one of the following:
    • An annual turnover exceeding €50m
    • A balance sheet total exceeding €43m*

How can Brownlow Utilities help?
Our engineers have been working with ESOS since its introduction and were amongst the group of accredited Lead Assessors in the country. We have helped over 50 companies comply with ESOS and were involved in the initial 100 compliances in 2015. We can carry out an energy survey of an ESOS standard that can be used in this compliance period 2016-2019. We adopt a thorough 3 stage approach:
STAGE 1: Data collation and survey strategy:
STAGE 2: Energy efficiency assessments
STAGE 3: ESOS submission and compliance

We can help you with any of the above stages individually or we can support you through the entire process. We also have a competitive range of payment schedules that help you manage the costs and complexity of the compliance.

To find out more about ESOS
Click here to read more on our ESOS Overview or  Get in touch with our Carbon Services team today to start your ESOS programme. You can also read more on the GOV.UK page on ESOS

*“balance sheet total” means the aggregate of the amounts shown as assets in the company’s balance sheet (that is before deducting both current and long-term liabilities).