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Energy savings opportunity scheme

Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

Martin Adams, ESOS Team Leader

September 2014

Energy savings opportunity scheme

Cost-effective energy efficiency has the potential to deliver a triple win – for business, the environment and the wider economy …

ESOS can support businessin realising their energy efficiency potential” – CBI

Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

The basics
The basics

  • What is ESOS?

    • A mandatory energy audit scheme for the UK

      • Measure energy use

      • Identify opportunities

      • Notify scheme administrator (every four years)

  • Who must comply?

    • Large enterprises

      • Enterprise = business or non-profit orgundertaking an economic activity

      • Large = 250+ employees (or)

        €50m+ turnover and €43m+ balance sheet

  • Why ESOS?

    • EU Energy Efficiency Directive – obligation on all EU countries

    • Huge EE potential in the economy – 196TWh by 2020 in UK alone!!!

  • Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

    Key messages from consultation
    Key messages from consultation

    • Keep it simple, and understandable yet make it meaningful

      • Straight-forward to comply

      • Broad regulations to accommodate diverse biz

      • Audits should identify real EE opps

  • Avoid duplication in existing regulation and requirements

    • Align with other EE policies

    • Incorporate other energy assessment schemes e.g. ISO50001

  • Minimise costs

    • Flexibility on nr of site visits for audit

    • Allow use of in-house team for their knowledge and skills

    • Lead auditor certified + team members qualified = effective audits

  • Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

    Energy savings opportunity scheme

    ESOS is estimated to have a £1.6bn net benefit to the UK. This will primarily be felt by business through lower bills

    Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

    Policy overview

    Policy Overview This will primarily be felt by business through lower bills

    Energy savings opportunity scheme

    Who is in scope of ESOS? This will primarily be felt by business through lower bills

    Does the group undertaking include in the UK one or more ‘large enterprises’?

    I am part of a large group enterprise

    Am I part of a group undertaking?

    Do I employ 250 or more people?

    I am a large enterprise

    Is my turnover more than €50m

    Organisations subject to the public contracts regulations 2006 are exempt from the scheme

    I am a large enterprise


    Is my annual balance sheet more than €43m

    Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

    Esos assessment

    • 2. Identify energy efficiency and energy management opportunities

    ESOS assessment



    Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

    Routes to compliance
    Routes to compliance report)

    • ISO50001

    • Display Energy Certificates

    • Previous audits to ESOS standards

    • And…

    • ESOS compliant energy audits (either conducted in-house or by external assessor)

    Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

    Key requirements
    Key requirements report)

    • Audit 90% of energy activity (energy use or energy spend)

    • Determine you are in on 31 December 2014

    • Use a ‘lead assessor’ to review assessment

    • Get Director sign-off

    • Comply & Notify scheme administrator by 5 Dec 2015(and every 4 years thereafter)

    • Store records of assessment

    Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

    Flexibility to comply
    Flexibility to comply report)

    • Comply via one-off, multiple, or rolling audits

    • Count historical energy assessment activity (up to four years before compliance date)

    • Discretion as to the number of site visits

    • Use 12-months data – but comply or explain principle

    • Groups

      • Highest UK-parent responsible but disaggregation allowed

      • Franchises: Can ‘opt in’ to group reporting

    Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

    Compatibility with existing schemes
    Compatibility with existing schemes report)

    Data gathered and activity undertaken under existing schemes can be used to supportESOS compliance.

    Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

    Any questions

    Any questions? report)