The Environment Agency has published a list (link A below) of companies that have complied with Article 8 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012) enacted by UK Government as the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) (link B below).
This list amounts to 6,542 companies. According to the Environment Agency, this leaves 3,000 companies that should be on this list but are not.
CLS Energy Ltd have been given a list of 382 of these companies that meet or exceed the thresholds for ESOS but are not on the Agency’s list of 6,542.
We’re working with some of companies to get them off the list of 6,542 in order to make them compliant.
The fine for non-compliance was £50,000 plus £500 per day (up to a maximum additional £40,000). Since the deadline was 5 December 2015, extended to 29 April 2016, the fine that can be levied on these 3,000 companies now sits at £90,000 per company.
If on the compliance date of 31 Dec 2014, you had:
- 250 or more employees on your books (either full or part time)
- An annual turnover of £38,937,777 (50M Euro) AND balance sheet of £33,486,489 (43m Euro).
Completed the ESOS process and notified the Environment agency. If you meet either of the 2 thresholds above you will need to comply. Compliance requires a formalised assessment process conducted and signed off by a qualified ESOS lead Assessor.
It is not in the Environment Agency’s interest to fine companies that have genuinely missed this piece of legislation and are making efforts to resolve this situation. If you meet either one of the two criteria above and have not yet embarked on ESOS, please talk to us immediately and confidentially.
We have significant experience of conducting ESOS energy and fleet assessments and have taken all our client companies to full compliance with the minimum of disruption to our clients. See testimonials.
- ESOS Guide: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/211977/20130708_-_ESOS_Consultation_Document_FINAL.pdf
- Threshold for inclusion in ESOS: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/energy-savings-opportunity-scheme-esos