Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme
Hospitality Energy Saving are experienced ESOS (Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme) practitioners and have typically identified savings in excess of 10% for our clients. We've performed ESOS for the leading hospitality companies in the UK. operating more than 1500 sites, down to individual single site operators.
We can help you with all aspects of ESOS and the forthcoming SECR (Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting) legislation.
For more information, please get in touch via the details on the “Contact Us” page.
It pays to crack on with ESOS sooner rather than later - Firstly you’ll get the benefit of any savings identified earlier and secondly, they’ll be a mad rush later in 2019 for businesses to complete their assessments. The last phase rush for the deadline had previously led many businesses to be late with compliance and incur fines.
In the meantime, here’s a little bit more information about ESOS:
ESOS is the current UK legislation that requires qualifying business to assess their energy consumption and identify opportunities for savings.
ESOS works on a 4 year compliance cycle. We are now in the compliance phase that runs from 6th December 2015 - 5th December 2019. So it all needs to be completed & signed off by 5th December 2019 at the very latest.
ESOS applies to any company that on the qualification date of 31st December 2018 employs more than 250 people (either part time or full time). Companies with less than 250 employees will also be required to complete ESOS if their turnover exceeds €50m AND they have a balance sheet exceeding €43m.
Failure to comply could lead to a penalty of up to £50k and / or a daily fine of £500 for late compliance up to a maximum of 80 days.
The regulations require companies to measure their energy use across their operations (this includes vehicle fuel), identify areas of significant energy consumption and carry out audits on these areas. The process then has to be signed off by a registered Lead Assessor (HES have Lead Assessors). An evidence pack also has to be prepared which the Environment Agency may request to see.
So for a multi-site business, this usually means auditing a representative sample of businesses (often 10% - 20%) and reviewing data for the whole business including any offices and transport.