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Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

Our team can help you comply with ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme)


ESOS was set up by the UK government to ensure large organisations contribute to its energy reduction targets. It’s a mandatory energy assessment scheme and qualifying organisations must demonstrate they’ve assessed their energy use and identified whether energy-savings improvements can be made.

The Government estimates that ESOS could save UK business around £1.6bn – and that’s where we come in. ESOS is all about identifying energy efficiency measures that would result in significant energy cost savings. It’s an opportunity to boost profitability and make positive changes to the way your business uses energy.

Who needs to comply?

If your organisation employs 250 people or more, or has an annual turnover of over £38.9m and an annual balance sheet total in excess of £33.5m, you must comply with the ESOS energy assessment criteria.

What are the penalties for non compliance?

Your environmental regulator is responsible for compliance and enforcement activities. The regulator may issue civil sanctions including financial penalties if your organisation doesn’t meet the ESOS obligations.

When is the next deadline?

ESOS phase 2 has already begun, and the next deadline is 5 December 2019. This means you can start working on your energy audits and identification of energy savings opportunities now.

How can we help?

With qualified in house Lead Assessors, we can carry out your ESOS assessment and officially sign off Energy Audits and Display Energy Certificates which are two of the four available methods to help you achieve ESOS compliance. As well as recommending a strategy for compliance, we can also complete any energy efficiency upgrades identified in your audit.

What are the benefits of our ESOS compliance service?

Cost reduction

ESOS is all about energy saving. It’s designed to help your organisation reduce its energy consumption which will, in turn, save you money.

Convenient one-stop service

Our team can complete your assessment which will then be validated by our qualified Lead Assessor.* We can also install energy conservation measures that will reduce your energy consumption.

*Qualified through the Energy Institute, one of the 15 official organisations on the Environment Agency approved professional body register.

Exceptional expertise

Our dedicated energy saving experts are leaders in their fields. We offer the most up-to-date solutions and work hard to stay ahead of the curve.

Ongoing service

By building a long-term relationship, we can integrate your ESOS compliance with your entire energy management strategy. By starting with an audit that will also count towards ESOS compliance, you’ll be able to start saving money right away.

Why choose us?

An experienced energy partner

SSE has the resources, experience and scale to ensure even the largest and most complex organisations comply with the ESOS guidelines. Our dedicated energy optimisation team has the knowledge and skills to identify energy saving potential and design and install appropriate energy conservation measures.

Safety is a core value for us and we rigorously apply the highest safety standards in everything we do.

A trusted partner

We have fully qualified in house ESOS Lead Assessors. Our commitment to the highest standards of customer service means that we deliver on our promises, always putting your needs first. SSE is a standard-bearer for corporate and social responsibility. We insist on paying at least the living wage to all our employees. We’re also the only Fair Tax Mark accredited company in the FTSE 100.

To book a virtual face-to-face meeting, or for more information call us on 0345 072 9529, or email us at info@sseenergyoptimisation.co.uk

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