The Energy Efficiency Directive (27/EU/2012) ‘ESOS’

CLS Energy has taken all of its ESOS Phase 2 customers to notification and compliance and saved them a total of £29.4m. That amounts to an average greenhouse gas reduction per company of 159.8 tonnes.

The Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) applies to all large organisations across the 28 European (EU) members states (and will continue to include the UK beyond Brexit).

CLS Energy can now provide fully compliant assessments across all 28 member states. These 28 nations 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 conducted more than 20 compliant ESOS Audits for Phase 1 across four-member states with 80% of these Phase 1 customers returning to carry out their ESOS Phase 2 with us. Environment Agency randomised checks demonstrated all of our assessments as compliant. CLS Energy are able to conduct EED (ESOS) audits across all 28 member states.

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 of Phase 2 completion was 5th December 2019. If you feel you may need to comply, 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%.

If you have more questions visit our FAQ section on ESOS and SECR.

For new Carbon related legislation, see SECR.