Achieve ESOS Phase 2 energy compliance in the UK with an experienced ESOS lead assessor from Smart GreenTech Solutions
Why choose an ESOS lead assessor from Smart GreenTech Solutions to conduct your ESOS energy audit, improve your ESOS energy efficiency and ensure ESOS Phase 2 and Phase 3 compliance in London, Oxford, Slough, Reading, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Watford and across the UK?
ESOS Phase 2 compliance can be very time consuming and frustrating if not approached in a structured manner, and our dedicated ESOS lead assessor will provide guidance and work with you to achieve full ESOS compliance by streamlining the ESOS compliance process so that you can focus on your business.
Energy consumption data gathering has proven to be problematic and time consuming during ESOS Phase 1 and Phase 2, and to overcome this and reduce your time and effort associated with this, we will provide you with a dedicated and user friendly cloud based reporting tool, which centralises and optimises energy consumption data capturing, analysis, benchmarking and reporting for ESOS and SECR, to significantly reduce time and money spent on compliance and ensure timely compliance.
Key ESOS Phase 2 and Phase 3 milestones:
ESOS Phase 2
The compliance period for Phase 2 of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, commonly known as the ESOS Phase 2 compliance period lasted for four years and the new compliance period was from 6 December 2015 to 5 December 2019.
The qualification date for ESOS Phase 2 was 31 December 2018.
The first reference period for the Phase 2 window began in January 2018.
Qualifying organisations needed to complete an ESOS energy audit or an alternative route to compliance and notified the Environment Agency online of compliance by 5 December 2019.
ESOS Phase 3
The compliance period for Phase 3 of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, commonly known as the ESOS Phase 3 compliance period lasts for four years and the new compliance period will be 6 December 2019 to 5 December 2023.
The qualification date for ESOS Phase 3 is 31 December 2022.
Qualifying organisations need to complete an ESOS energy audit or an alternative route to compliance and notify the Environment Agency online of compliance by 5 December 2023.
We have provided a summary of the March 2020 Environment Agency newsletter here ESOS Phase 2 compliance and audits, which covers the compliance deadline, enforcement action, notices and the audit process.
You can also access a recent article on ESOS Phase 2 compliance and best practices here, where we review the lessons learnt from ESOS Phase 1 and share our thoughts on how to get the most benefit from your ESOS audit and Phase 2 compliance journey.
Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme - ESOS
The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme Regulations 2014 - ESOS Regulations is the UK Governments approach to implement the requirements of Article 8 of the EU's Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU).
ESOS is a mandatory energy assessment and energy efficiency identification scheme for large undertakings and their corporate groups, with the objective of reducing ESOS energy.
ESOS qualification criteria
ESOS Phase 2 applied to large undertakings and groups containing large undertakings in the UK that satisfied either one or both conditions below on the qualification date of 31 December 2018;
Condition 1 - it employed 250 or more people
Condition 2 - it had an annual turnover of more than €50 million (£44,845,000), AND an annual balance sheet of more than €43 million (£38,566,700)
The above £ Sterling equivalent to the turnover and gross asset values for ESOS Phase 2 have been established based on the Bank of England Euro to Pound exchange rate on 31 December 2018.
For ESOS Phase 3 the above values will be determined based on the Bank of England Euro to Pound exchange rate on 31 December 2022.
How often should an ESOS audit be conducted?
ESOS Phase 2 was the second compliance period of the ESOS Regulations and ran from 6 Dec 2015 to 5 Dec 2019, and qualification was based on the status of an organisation on 31 Dec 2018, and every four (4) years after that for each subsequent compliance period.
Qualification for ESOS Phase 2 is more than just meeting the qualification criteria on 31 December 2018, and you can access our latest article here to learn more about the ESOS Phase 2 qualification criteria and to check if your organisation qualifies.
ESOS requires that your total energy consumption over a reference period of twelve (12) consecutive months be calculated and must include the qualification date of 31 December 2018 for ESOS Phase 2, so the earliest reference period for ESOS Compliance Phase 2 would be 1 Jan 18 to 31 Dec 18.
It must however be stressed that the actual audit/s can be conducted anytime during the compliance period for the respective ESOS Phases, but the reference period for calculating the energy consumption must include the qualification date and end before the compliance date for the respective Phases i.e. include 31 December 2022 and end before 5 December 2023 for ESOS Phase 3.
Total energy consumption
Under ESOS energy, total energy consumption includes all input energy used in buildings,industrial processes and transport.
Routes to compliance
Participants can choose one or more routes to compliance that cover a minimum of 90% of their total energy consumption, as indicated below;
ISO 50001 certification
Display Energy Certificates - DEC
Green Deal Assessments
If you are thinking about using your ISO 50001 as a route to compliance, then please read our latest article on using the ISO 50001 Energy Management System as an alternative route to ESOS Phase 2 compliance here.
The role of an ESOS Lead Assessor
All lead assessors must be members of an approved ESOS lead assessor register.
Lead assessors can either carry out the ESOS audit themselves or check that the ESOS audit and assessments done by people who are not ESOS lead assessors meet the requirements.
Overall an ESOS lead assessor must review and sign-off the ESOS audit and consider whether it meets the requirements of the scheme.
Notification of ESOS compliance
Qualifying organisations needed to report ESOS compliance on-line to their national scheme administrator - the Environment Agency in England, SEPA in Scotland and NIEA in Northern Ireland, by 5 Dec 2019 for ESOS Phase 2.
Why choose Smart GreenTech Solutions for your ESOS Phase 2 and ESOS Phase 3 requirements?
We provide ESOS Phase 2 and Phase 3 compliance services in London, Oxford, Slough, Reading, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Watford and across the UK.
Peace of mind that your ESOS lead assessor is a CIBSE accredited energy efficiency assessor with extensive experience of conducting energy efficiency audits, identifying and developing practical and cost effective energy reduction opportunities.
Each ESOS lead assessor is registered on the Energy Institutes Register of Professional Energy Consultants - RPEC.
We pride ourselves in providing a professional and personalised service, and your lead assessor will work with you to determine your ESOS gap analysis, develop a structured approach to suit your business requirements, conduct the ESOS audit and provide you with an ESOS compliant report and evidence pack which fully complies with the requirements of your scheme administrator.
If you would like to speak to us about your ESOS Phase 2 compliance in the UK, then please contact us on 03300 881451. Alternatively, feel free to leave your details on our contact form and we will get straight back to you.