Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

Provide your energy consumption to meet the UK Legislation

What is ESOS?

ESOS is the UK’s legislation for meeting the EU Energy Efficiency Directive Article 8. ESOS came into force on 17 July 2014.

Who needs to provide an ESOS report?

This regulation mandates that ‘large undertaking’ most comply. This is defined as organisations with 250 or more employees. Businesses with fewer employees but with a large financial profile are also included, as are members of groups where another member meets the definition. Corporate bodies and partnerships, and also any unincorporated body that is conducting trade whether for profit or otherwise, are all subject to ESOS. Public sector organisations are not subject to ESOS although some universities with significant private funding may well be.

What does ESOS Require?

“large undertakings’ must produce an energy audit of their entire operation’s energy consumption every four years. The first report must be lodged with the Environment Agency by 5 December 2023.

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