Are You Ready for ESOS?

Nearly three quarters of businesses (73%) have not started their mandatory energy audits to comply with the new ESOS legislation by the deadline of 5 December 2015.

According to a new poll, conducted by Energy Live News, 61% of businesses surveyed have not yet appointed a lead assessor, with a minority of only 27% of businesses already ESOS compliant.

Under the new initiative large organisations in the UK* need to comply with the Regulations by measuring and reporting on energy use for a full 12 months across their sites or risk heavy fines of up to £50,000 plus extra charges of £500 per day (for up to 80 days).

The survey reported that 52% of organisations are citing lack of time and resources as the biggest barrier and 27% admitting identifying and collating data as the main challenge to complying with the scheme.

Darryl Mattocks, Managing Director of Enistic, energy management specialists, commented: “We are working hard to help organisations meet their ESOS obligations with as little pain as possible. Our Easy ESOS scheme is designed to take the pressure off. Starting with a free, no obligation scoping meeting, we can discuss the organisations energy consumption, available data, building portfolio, any industrial processes and transport in order to produce a tailored approach, time frame and fixed price for compliance.”

The poll also found that over half of the businesses surveyed have not yet appointed a lead assessor. This is amid concerns around supply and demand – with fewer than 500 lead assessors available for over 10,000 businesses who fall within ESOS.

Darryl Mattocks (pictured above) said: “The pressure on the limited number of lead assessors available to work on ESOS means that organisations really shouldn’t wait to act. The months from now until 5 December will fly by.”

According to the government, businesses could save £1.9 billion on energy bills, citing calculations that investing £15,000 a year on energy efficiency measures as recommended by the assessment could lead to bill savings of more than £56,000 per year.

Darryl commented “A monitoring and targeting campaign can identify significant energy savings for organisations averaging 28% but in some cases up to 45%. So the work in complying with the Regulations can bring opportunities to make some real cost savings.”

For more information and to check if your organisation needs to comply with ESOS contact the Enistic team telephone: 0844 875 1600 or email info@enistic.com or see www.enistic.com

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