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Make Way for ESOS the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme

17th October 2013

Larger UK organisations are being targeted with a new energy audit scheme. Driven by Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, all large enterprises will be required to have an Energy Audit by 5 December 2015 and every four years from then on.

The aim of the scheme is to help improve profitability through better information on how to save energy. Audits will analyse total use of energy, recommend potential savings and give advice on cost effective measures such as lighting, training or fleet review.

Public organisations are exempt along with SMEs, providing they have fewer than 250 employees and a turnover of less than 50 million Euros; however, these businesses will be encouraged to conduct energy audits on a voluntary basis.

“At TGE Group we have been conducting detailed energy audits for over two years, there is no doubt that the information we deliver is invaluable both on current and projected energy use and costs.  For many customers it can mean quick and dramatic cost cutting through simple initiatives such as updating lighting, which can save up to 85% on older style lighting (see NWF case study). For others it results in a longer programme of energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives (see RS Clare case study).” Stephen Davies, Sales Director, TGE Group.

The consultation for ESOS closed at the beginning of October and further legislation is now awaited. For large enterprises under the burden of the CRC energy efficiency scheme, Climate Change Agreements or EU Emissions Trading system, this legislation may not be too welcome but there will be overlaps.

For further information on energy audits for your business contact our Energy Team on 0845 643 2528.