Posted by: Nigel Collins
I was recently asked by a client, whether they should start on energy audits now to comply with the next round of ESOS, Phase 2 of the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme. This sounds quite refreshing, bearing in mind the mad rush we had in Phase 1 as organisations left it until 2 or 3 months before the deadline before getting started.
My response was that if you have new energy efficiency initiatives you are thinking of carrying out now, why not undertake ESOS compliant energy audits now? This will not only help you make the business case but could then contribute towards compliance with ESOS Phase 2. If however, you see ESOS as just a compliance exercise, you may prefer to wait until 2019 as only after the next qualification date of 31st December 2018, can you properly assess your total energy consumption. You may then find that further energy audits are required.
I have produced a detailed briefing on ESOS Phase 2 and if you would like a free copy of this, please email me and include ESOS in the subject header.
You can also find information on ESOS Phase 3 here.