ESOS Phase 2 – What you can do now?
ESOS phase 2
The Environment Agency has reminded firms affected by ESOS (the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) that they should start the auditing process now to help meet the December 2019 deadline.
In its latest ESOS newsletter, the EA gives firms a checklist of what they can start doing now – and what needs to be done at a later date:
What you can do now:
- Carry out ESOS energy audits for the supplies you intend to include in your Significant Energy Consumption. The audits need to have at least one year’s energy measurement, but this can be from any time between 6 December 2014 and 5 December 2019. The audit can use data that has been collected at any time during this period provided that the audit itself is carried out no later than 24 months after the data period and the data has not already been used for an audit in Phase 1. Different energy streams can be audited at different times so the workload can be spread better to suit your business needs
What you cannot do yet:
- Definitively determine your qualification status – this is based on your financial accounts for the financial year ending on the qualification date of 31 December 2018, unless your accounts are completed in the 12 months immediately preceding when you can determine if you qualify.
- Calculate your Total Energy Consumption (TEC) – this is based on your selected reference period which must include the qualification date of 31 December 2018 and end before the compliance date 5 December 2019.
- Definitively select your Areas of Significant Energy Consumption – you may have a good idea of what supplies you wish to capture in your energy audits, but at present, you will not know the exact percentage of your TEC that these cover.