Edie news article linked below outlines that:
- Compliance rates for the Government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) are below expected levels, with hundreds or possibly thousands of qualifying organisations still unaccounted for almost a year after the final deadline
- It is understood that enforcement notices have already been awarded to a number of non-compliant companies
- Average energy spend and average reductions identified through ESOS would be in line for annual savings of £360,000
- Government to release a consultation for ‘lessons learnt’ and reducing bureaucracy
- next compliance date anticipated in 2019
The Agency’s official document on enforcement and sanctions details that the maximum penalty for failing to undertake an energy audit ahead of the ESOS compliance deadline is up to £50,000, and up to £500 for each working day that the responsible undertaking remains in breach of the mandatory scheme, for a maximum of 80 working days.
100% of CarbonPlan’s ESOS reports were submitted in time and none returned with audit issues or failures. We would welcome a non-committal consultation with you to discuss how we can assist you with you energy assessments. Our reports are compliant with reliable savings opportunities and bespoke funding solutions identified.