Difference between ESOS Phase 1 and ESOS Phase 2

Difference between ESOS Phase 1 and ESOS Phase 2

If you are a business with more than 250 employees or annual turnover in excess of €50 million and an annual balance sheet total in excess of €43 million then this applies to you. Today we will be discussing the differences between ESOS Phase 1 and ESOS Phase 2. 
 

What is ESOS?

 
ESOS stands for The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme. This piece of legislation requires large companies to submit an energy report to the Environment Agency every four years. 
 
It is important to note that companies which meet the qualification criteria for ESOS Phase 2 must comply with ESOS even those that did not qualify for ESOS Phase 1, which occurred in 2015. 

 

What is the difference?

 
To keep it simple - the law has not changed. So, there is not much that is different between phase 1 and phase 2 from the outside. 
 
However, although the Environment Agency showed leniency for late reports during Phase 1, there is no guarantee this will be tolerated for ESOS Phase 2.  

 

What do I need? 

 
You will need to submit full records with absolutely no missing information - even if you were able to in the past. The Environment Agency has also made it clear that they need to see every single energy use, no matter how small you think it may be. 
 

Not sure how to do it? 

 
If you have any questions about ESOS Phase 1 or Phase 2, you can contact us at any time. 
 
Elmhurst Energy Consultancy has over 25 years of experience and is one of the government's leading industry advisors. Our expert consultants achieved a 100% compliance rate for over 50 companies during ESOS Phase 1 and continue to work with many of these clients for ESOS Phase 2! 

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