Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) submission deadline extended until January 2016
The deadline for submitting the results of energy audits under the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) has been postponed until the end of January 2016, a recent release from the Environment Agency has been able to reveal.
Under ESOS, around 10,000 of the UK’s largest businesses must conduct detailed energy audits across their business operations. In order to mitigate for the very low number of companies who have actually successfully submitted their assessments, the Environment Agency said it “does not expect to normally take enforcement action” on organisations that submit an ESOS notification of compliance by 29th January 2016 provided it has been notified by 5th December that they are going to be late.
They will have to give information on why they have been unable to do so and when they expect to submit their full compliance.
Businesses also have until 30th June 2016 to achieve ISO 50001 certification as a form of compliance. A spokesperson from the Environment Agency added: “We are listening to the concerns of businesses and are aware that in some instances firms may struggle to meet this deadline and as regulators, we are able to waive or modify enforcement action and penalties. The regulations have not changed, this is about giving organisations clarity about how we will look to enforce them.”
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