Unlike other energy and carbon reporting schemes – such as the soon to be defunct CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme – the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is specifically designed to promote action to cut consumption and save on energy costs.


Yet when ESOS was introduced as a result of an EU directive in 2014, many participating businesses told us their focus was too much on box ticking to ensure compliance, rather than realising the benefits. It was new and the pressure was on to comply by December 2015.

So now phase 2 is fast approaching, with a deadline for submitting a second ESOS audit by 5 December 2019, why not ensure your business is in the best position to both comply and maximise the energy savings identified.


This is where we can help. But first, here’s a quick recap of whether or not ESOS will impact your business.


Qualifying criteria

Your organisation will need to comply if you:

  • Employ 250 or more people, or
  • Have an annual turnover in excess of 50 million euro (£38,937,777*) and an annual balance sheet total in excess of 43 million euro (£33,486,489*)


If your business circumstances have changed since the previous ESOS compliance deadline, then you may now qualify. So do speak to your Client Lead (for existing customers) or email us via ESOS@npower.com if you’re in any doubt.


More than ESOS expertise

Whether you’re an nBS customer or not, we can arrange an audit and support the ESOS process through our Energy HQ team.


In addition, these specialists are also ESOS Lead Assessors. So not only will you receive a compliant ESOS audit – but a wealth of practical hands-on knowledge will be built into your experience.


What’s more, our team can deliver as well as audit, unleashing your full potential under ESOS. And they can highlight other potential energy-related revenue streams, such as Demand Side Response opportunities.


To cater for your specific requirements, there is a choice of support available, from our simple, low-cost review and validate option (ESOS: Assist), through to our comprehensive end-to-end service that guarantees compliance (ESOS: Manage).


Alternative routes to ESOS compliance

For an increasing number of businesses, becoming ISO 50001 accredited is an ideal way to embed energy management best practice and ongoing savings within their organisations. And it can provide an alternative route to ESOS compliance.


Other alternative routes involve Display Energy Certificates (DECs) or Green Deal Assessments (GDAs).


Do get in touch if you would like to find out more about the support we can offer to help you become ISO 50001 accredited or secure other ways to comply.


Often we get asked if we can bolt on or support other management systems. And we can also help with:

  • Becoming ISO14001 Environmental Management System accredited
  • Carrying out MEES audits (Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard or Landlord EPCs)
  • Conducting TM44 Air Conditioning audits

And many others.


Maximise the benefits

Whichever route or strategy you decide on, our team of experts are on hand to help ensure your business gets the most out of any energy-saving scheme – ESOS or otherwise – so that you are able to maximise the benefits and the savings.


For more information visit www.energy-hq.co.uk/esos. Or you can get in touch via your Client Lead (for existing customers), or email the team direct at ESOS@npower.com.


*Please note these figures are estimates only and are subject to currency fluctuations