ESOS Enforcement Update
Up to 1,700 organisations are being investigated by regulators of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), it has been revealed.
The Environment Agency says the organisations are being investigated because regulators believe they " May have been" required to participate in the scheme but failed to make a submission before the final deadline.
ESOS is a mandatory requirement for all large entities in the UK. If a qualifying organisation doesn't meet the deadline, they could receive a basic fine of £50,000, plus an additional fine of £800 per day up to a maximum of 80 days. A spokesman for the Environmental Agency said:
" Following the passing of the original compliance deadline of the 5th December 2015 and the grace period of up to the 29th January 2016, we have been looking at corporate data to identify those organisations that should be participating in ESOS."
"We will normally use enforcement notices to bring organisations into compliance, serving civil penalties only in the most serious cases. Compliance notices can be served in cases where we suspect a breach and require further information."
A dedicated ESOS enforcement Team are now targeting those organisations deemed to be the highest risk. A number of compliance and ESOS enforcement notices have already been issued.
A total of 150 organisations who submitted an "Intent to comply Late Notification" but have not yet submitted Full Compliance Notification, are also being monitored closely.
How can BKW Energy Solutions Ltd., ESOS Services be of assistance?
Are you one of the organisations who haven't complied yet?
BKW Energy Solutions Ltd., can offer a consultation to guide you through the ESOs process, using milestones for each stage and submission of your data to the Environment Agency. Upon completion of the process Director sign off is required prior to submission on-line.
We provide a flexible service tailored to your needs and will work alongside your company to achieve common goals.
Our service includes, but is not limited to the following:
- Overview of all energy supply and usage including Transport energy.
- Agree number of energy surveys to be carried out over your portfolio.
- Provide specific site audit reports from the survey information.
- Produce the ESOS main report showing the energy savings opportunities.
- ESOS Assessor review, verification of the data and sign off the reports.
- Preparation of submission documentation and evidence pack including sign-off by an accredited ESOS Lead Assessor.
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07851 614454 or contact us via e-mail