ESOS Phase 2: Get Ready for the Compliance Deadline


For large companies that qualify for the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), now is the time to prepare for the next ESOS compliance deadline in 2019. Energy audits can take place at any point within the current compliance period, which runs from 2016 to 2019. By making a rolling assessment of buildings rather than waiting until the rush in 2019, companies can spread the costs and benefit from energy audits conducted at a stage to suit each site.

Conducting earlier audits at sites where there is the greatest scope for reductions in energy consumption can maximise any benefits.

Another consideration is the collection of data. By putting processes in place now, the difficulties of data collection later in the phase can be avoided. This is particularly important to consider for the collection of transport data, which can often become a challenge.

An alternative route to compliance is through the ISO 50001 accreditation, which offers wider benefits but will take more time and resources to implement.

Rather than being just a compliance requirement, ESOS can be structured for your benefit. Contact us at to discuss a strategic plan for ESOS with one of our lead assessors.

Nikki Wilson

Nikki joined Alfa Energy in September 2015 as a Carbon Management Consultant where she advises clients on legislation, compliance, and the implementation of carbon management schemes. She is a Practitioner member of IEMA, has a postgraduate diploma in Environmental Decision Making, and has over 15 years’ experience in energy consultancy.