Comply with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

Comply with ESOS: a guide to qualification, compliance and notification requirements.


Complying with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

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This guidance gives a comprehensive overview of ESOS. It details:

  • which organisations qualify for this mandatory scheme

  • what qualifying organisations need to do to comply

  • how organisations should notify the Environment Agency that they are compliant

  • when the compliance deadline is

  • what the penalties are for not complying

Published 17 February 2015
Last updated 28 October 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated Complying with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).

  2. Updated Complying with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) to include phase 2.

  3. The attachment about complying with the ESOS has been updated.

  4. New version 4 of document: Inclusion of enforcement position and link to the Environment Agency's Enforcement and Sanctions Guidance in Section 9.1. Inclusion of references to this position in sections 2.1 and 8.1. Annex B - Clarification in Q18 of the notification that the number entered should only include 'active' entities. - Clarification of Q25 and additional answer added to reflect enforcement position.

  5. Minor wording changes have been made and some additional paragraphs of text added to this guidance and these are referenced in the version control table in the document.

  6. Minor changes have been made to the guidance document. The version control table in the document contains further information.

  7. First published.