The Energy Efficiency Directive (27/EU/2012) ‘ESOS’
CLS Energy has taken all of its ESOS Phase 2 customers to notification and compliance. For our first 45# companies, we have saved a total of £31,366,296. That amounts to an average cost saving of £697,029 per company and 20,550 tonnes of overall greenhouse gas (carbon) reductions. That’s the equivalent of turning off the electricity for the year to 69,513 average UK houses. Or all of the domestic properties in Oxford.
The last phase of ESOS (Phase 3) can commence from 1st January 2022. CLS Energy have already been approached by previous customers to begin preparing them for this now.
CLS ESOS Lead Assessors are registered and qualified to conduct ESOS to:
Manufacturing, Process and Operations, customers include:
Transport, Logistics and Haulage, customers include:
Buildings, customers include:
The Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) applies to all large organisations across the 27 European (EU) members states (and the UK, post Brexit).
CLS Energy can now provide fully compliant assessments across 20 EU member states. The 27 EU member states have slightly different criteria, see FAQ section entitled “Do ESOS and SECR apply to the UK only” or contact us to discuss specific requirements.
A large company in the UK is defined as having 250 or more employees or has an annual turnover of €50m (£44,845,000) and a balance sheet of €43m (£38,566,700) as at 31st December 2018 using Bank of England exchange rates.
CLS Energy auditors conducted well over 175 compliant ESOS Audits across four-member states with 87% of our Phase 1 customers returning to carry out their ESOS Phase 2 with us. Environment Agency randomised checks demonstrated all of our assessments as compliant. We have assessed well over 400 sites and profiled more than 150 fleets.
It is important to note that fleet qualifications are not demanded of most ESOS registers. Where fleet represents a company’s Significant Energy Consumer (SEC) , it is important to appoint an assessor that specialises in fleet. Otherwise, the assessment may not be compliant and may result in meaningless recommendations.
As well as being a Chartered Fellow of the Energy Institute (FEI) Alan Asbury is one of only six such people registered with the Energy Institute to conduct fleet assessments.
The deadline for compliance and notification for Phase 2 completion was 5th December 2019. If you feel you may still need to comply, please get in contact.
Companies that have recently achieved these thresholds, may not be required to conduct ESOS for Phase 2.
If you are yet to comply or feel you may need to, contact us for a confidential and no obligation discussion and advice on how we can assist you to establish, and if mandated, deliver compliance alongside some highly significant efficiency, cost and carbon savings averaging over 18%.
Government research shows that savings available for ESOS Phase 1 companies amounted to over £2.2bn. Government DECC analysis shows savings acted upon are thought to be only £250mn (just 0.25% of the total available).
If you have more questions visit our FAQ section on ESOS and SECR.
For new Carbon related legislation, see SECR.