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ESOS Compliance

Under the Government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) all organisations with more than 250 employees, or a turnover of more than €50m, are obliged to complete an energy audit to identify energy saving opportunities and to register their compliance under ESOS with the Environment Agency.  The deadline for the next round of ESOS is 5 December 2023. Organisations that do not notify the Environment Agency of their compliance by this date are at risk of substantial fines. Companies that are certified to ISO 50001 do not have to complete a separate energy audit, and must notify the EA of their compliance through ISO 50001 by the same date. 

We have a national team of accredited advisors and ESOS Lead Assessors  who will ensure your compliance with the scheme and also help you to maximise the energy saving opportunities identified. For more information to help you with your compliance journey please read our ESOS Info Hub page here.

If you would like to discuss which route is right for you please contact us by email info@jrpsolutions.com, or call 0800 6127 567 to discuss how we can help you.

ESOS Info Hub

We’ve gathered a host of information to help you with your ESOS compliance journey. If you can’t find what you are looking for here, or you need help, we have a national team of accredited advisors and Lead Assessors who will ensure that you comply with the scheme and who can also help you to maximise the energy saving opportunities identified. Please either email george.richards@jrpsolutions.com, or call 07870 394601.

What is ESOS?

Under the Government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) all organisations with more than 250 employees, or a turnover of more than €50m, are obliged to complete an energy audit to identify energy saving opportunities and to register their compliance under ESOS with the Environment Agency.  The deadline for the next round of ESOS is 5 December 2023. Organisations that do not notify the Environment Agency of their compliance by this date are at risk of substantial fines. Companies that are certified to ISO 50001 do not have to complete a separate energy audit, and must notify the EA of their compliance through ISO 50001 by the same date. 

If you would like to discuss which route is right for you please email george.richards@jrpsolutions.com, or call 07870 394601.

What happens if I don't comply?

You should have either registered your compliance or informed the EA of your non-compliance by 5 December 2023. If you do not comply by this date, you may be liable to pay a fixed penalty (up to £5,000) and/or an additional penalty for each day of non-compliance (£500/day up to 80 days = £40,000), AND you will still have to take steps to comply with ESOS.

What can I do now to prepare for the next round of ESOS?

An organisation will be required to comply based on their situation (number of employees/turnover) as at 31st December 2022.

Twelve months’ energy data used in the ESOS audit must begin no earlier than 12 months before start of the compliance period, ie no earlier than 1st January 2022 for Round 3.

So, is there anything you can do to prepare?

The biggest challenge to completing ESOS audits on time is collation of data. There is now time, before the next compliance date to ensure that systems are put into place to collect and organise data in a consistent and appropriate manner.  Having collated the data, there is a lot it can tell you about your energy use and where savings can be made.  If you need help to collect or interpret your data, please don’t hesitate to contact george.richards@jrpsolutions.com.

Any organisation that is certified to the energy management standard ISO 50001, has automatic compliance with ESOS.  ISO 50001 is a great practical standard that provides the building blocks of a comprehensive energy management policy and strategy.  It doesn’t have to be implemented all in one go and one significant benefit is that it will start saving energy long before certification is achieved.  There is time before the next ESOS compliance date to get the standard embedded in your organisation with costs and resource requirement for doing so spread over 2-3 years.  If you are not ready for certification by the ESOS compliance date, you will at the very least have a much more robust energy management system and will have reduced energy consumption and costs, so why not give us a call now to see what would be involved for your organisation?

ESOS or ISO 50001 – which one is right for you?

Will your organisation do the basics to comply with ESOS or take this opportunity to start an energy efficiency journey to achieve ISO 50001 compliance AND make significant energy savings? Following our simple flow chart may help decide your route here.

How do you choose the right Lead Assessor?

The EA has approved registers of lead assessors, but to get the best for your business, you need to choose the right one for you. Here are some thoughts on what to look for here.

What happens if I don’t comply?

You should have either registered your compliance or informed the EA of your non-compliance by 5 December 2023. If you do not comply by this date, you may be liable to pay a fixed penalty (up to £5,000) and/or an additional penalty for each day of non-compliance (£500/day up to 80 days = £40,000), AND you will still have to take steps to comply with ESOS.

If you can’t find what you are looking for here, or you need help, we have a national team of accredited advisors and Lead Assessors who will ensure that you comply with the scheme and also help you to maximise the energy saving opportunities identified.

To request our ESOS factsheet or to discuss any of the above, please either email George.richards@jrpsolutions.com, or call 07870 394601.

 

ESOS Organiser

To simplify the collation and organisation of all the information associated with your ESOS audit, and to ensure a robust, compliant report, JRP Solutions have developed a purpose designed ESOS Organiser tool

The ESOS Organiser collates all information required for an ESOS audit in this comprehensive, user-friendly tool.  The ESOS Organiser is the central store for all your ESOS compliance data, analysis, records and supporting evidence, allowing all data and documents to be easily stored, viewed, referenced and linked.  Information is presented clearly, consistently, and is easy for all stakeholders to understand.

The ESOS Organiser is constructed so that it is guaranteed to satisfy the requirement of ESOS and should the Environment Agency select your report for review, they can do so easily and efficiently. It enables a more time efficient and therefore more cost effective audit and report for our customers.

An independent auditor who reviewed one of JRP’s reports using the ESOS organiser commented; ‘It is definitely compliant and probably the best I have assessed.”

The ESOS Organiser can be used in isolation or with JRP’s other purpose-designed software tools.  Energy Initiator®, JPR’S survey tool, will identify specific and practical improvement opportunities that will be automatically captured, evaluated and reported using the ESOS Organiser. JRP also offer another option where the customers’ goal is the long term implementation and management of all energy related projects using our web based tool, Energy Activator®

Contact us now to discuss your ESOS audit by calling us on 0800 6127 567 or by emailing george.richards@jrpsolutions.com.

 

Choosing a Lead Auditor

Our ESOS service is second to none.

To get the most out of ESOS, to avoid excess costs and to ensure compliance, now is a good time to start planning for Phase 3. If you would like our help, here are eight good reasons to talk to us!

Appointing JRP as your lead assessor will give you:

  1. Guaranteed compliance by the due date – or your money back!
  2. A free ESOS Organiser to help you manage the opportunities identified.
  3. Quotations from suppliers to deliver opportunities identified. We are independent and not aligned to any specific suppliers but where appropriate we will include actual quotations from potential suppliers to deliver opportunities identified in all technical areas such as:
    • Lighting
    • Compressed air
    • Renewables
    • Metering and M&T
  4. A free user licence for Energy Activator®, our dynamic, user-friendly, web-based project management and reporting tool to organise and track progress of improvement projects.*
  5. Free site energy certificates which give a visual benchmark of site performance – where they are and where they could be – to get stakeholder buy-in to energy objectives.
  6. Energy Initiator®, our bespoke energy audit tool, which typically identifies over 30% more energy savings opportunities than traditional surveys, will be used to carry out your audit.
  7. Sector expertise – your audit will be carried out by someone with expertise in your sector which means a more meaningful process from which you will get more value

Contact us now to discuss your ESOS audit by calling us on 0800 6127 567 or by emailing george.richards@jrpsolutions.com.

*for qualifying organisations only. To find out if your organisation qualifies, please get in touch as above.

For more information on any of the above services, please email