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The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2023

13 December 2023

Amends/Commences: The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme Regulations 2014

Comes into force: 29th November 2023

Jurisdiction: United Kingdom

Since 2014 large organisations (those employing 250 people or more, or with a turnover exceeding £44 million) have been required to audit their energy use every 4 years under the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).

The 2023 amendment came into force on 29th November 2023 and makes the following changes:

  • The maximum percentage of total energy excluded from an ESOS audit is reduced from 10% to 5%.

  • An ESOS report must be produced for each ESOS assessment after 5th December 2019.

  • ESOS audits must identify costs, benefits and an implementation programme in relation to energy savings.

  • Organisations must disclose additional information to support compliance monitoring and enforcement.

  • Organisations with an annual consumption below 40,000 kWh of energy may appoint 2 responsible officers rather than a lead assessor for ESOS audits.

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