Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Audit


We are in Phase 3 of ESOS legislation. The qualification date is December 31, 2022 and the compliance deadline is December 5, 2023.

Our Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) audit services not only make you legislative compliant but also help you provide with the opportunities to save on your energy bill; going beyond the compliance through the implementation of energy efficiency. Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) process is a significant benefit to businesses with increased opportunities for energy cost savings and awareness.

Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Requirements

What are you required to do?
There are six key stages of meeting Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) requirements.

  • Undertake an initial estimate of your total energy consumption.
  • Identify areas of significant energy consumption and prioritise areas with significant energy saving opportunities.
  • Consider and choose the most appropriate routes for compliance.
  • Assign a lead assessor to conduct and/or supervise your energy audits.
  • Get the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) assessment signed off at the director/board level.
  • Submit a formal notification to Environmental Agency (EA) confirming compliance by the due date.

Identification of Energy Reduction Opportunities (ERO)

To ensure compliance, the audit must:

  • Identify energy intensive areas
  • Cover at least 90% of the total energy use
  • Define energy use profiles
  • Include the fuel consumption of any company-owned or leased vehicles
  • Measure and audit the fuel used within the business
  • Identify energy-saving opportunities and calculate the potential energy/cost savings

Non-compliance can lead to financial penalties and loss of business reputation.