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ESOS energy assessment scheme: What’s next?

Yesterday we looked at a report claiming only five per cent of businesses audited as part of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) have acted on recommendations and implemented energy-saving measures. The extended deadline for the first compliance period passed at the end of January, and phase two is now underway. So what happens next?

ESOS makes it mandatory for UK organisations employing more than 250 staff and with an annual turnover over £39 million (or a balance sheet in excess of £34 million) to be audited for energy efficiency. This forms part of the UK’s commitment to the EU Energy Efficiency Directive.

The next deadline for the submission of surveys and evidence is December 5th 2019, with compliance dates for the third and fourth phases set at four-year intervals which will take the scheme up to 2027.

In the wake of the recent EU referendum, many people have questioned whether ESOS will cease for British companies once Brexit is complete. However, while ESOS is part of an EU directive, it also forms part of UK law, so it’s advisable to continue following the scheme’s requirements until further notice.

Gibbons Engineering Group works with clients across the industrial and commercial sectors to help them save money on electric motor-driven processes while satisfying energy-efficiency legislation.

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