ESOS Newsletter 3 – April 2019

A new ESOS newsletter has been released to assist ESOS Participants and their staff, such as Energy Managers, Environmental Managers, & other interested parties, such as ESOS Assessors & Environmental Consultants.

As a continuing commitment of the United Kingdom’s Environment Agencies to keep ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) stakeholders informed of the regulatory and procedural process, they have published their third newsletter for 2019.

The Newsletter published jointly by the Environment Agencies for the UK, namely, the Environment Agency (England), Natural Resources Wales, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Northern Ireland Environment Agency, covers five current topical issues:

1. Significant Energy Consumption
A reminder to ESOS Participants, that they must identify their Total Energy Consumption (TEC), at least 90% of the TEC has to be audited or subject to one of the alternative compliance routes.

This energy identified for audit is known as the Significant Energy Consumption (SEC) and can be defined by the ESOS Participant.

2. ESOS Notification System
The new notification system for Phase 2 of ESOS is open and ready to receive ESOS Phase 2 Notifications as highlighted in an earlier article (ESOS Phase 2 Notification System open) now available.

The Phase 2 notification system is available here

3. Phase 2 Notification System Changes
The ESOS Phase 2 notification process has two significant changes over the earlier ESOS Phase 1 system, namely:

If you wish to make a notification that you Do Not Qualify (DNQ) for ESOS, then you can do this using the new Phase 2 Notification System as the DNQ option is now built in rather than a separate system.

There is a new option to upload a list of all the organisations in your
Participant group, either as a standard template (downloadable from the notification system) or in any other format, such as group structure chart.

4. Critical Dates
A reminder that the final date for compliance with ESOS Phase 2 and making notification is 5th December 2019.

5. Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR) legislation
Summary bullet-point information is provided on the requirements of the new legislation, which came into-force on 1 April 2019.

An earlier series of articles cover the SECR requirements in more detail and these articles can be found at UK SECR Regulations come into force on 1 April 2019, UK Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting Guidance published & UK Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting Regulations published.

A copy of Companies (Directors’ Report) and Limited Liability Partnerships (Energy and Carbon Report) Regulations 2018 can be freely downloaded here

If your organisation is obligated as a ESOS Participant or under the SECR Regulations then you may want to download the latest ESOS Newsletter can be downloaded here

If you are looking for a guide through the complexities of the ESOS compliance obligations & to undertake your ESOS Assessment including the Energy Audit, I have considerable experience as a qualified IEMA ESOS Lead Energy Assessor & welcome your early contact.


  1. Review the content of the ESOS Newsletter (April 2019) in the context of your compliance obligation for the ESOS Regulations.
  2. Consider the timing of your energy audit within the Phase 2 period.
  3. Move forward with the preparation of your energy data for the energy audit and assessment to meet the Compliance Deadline (5 December 2019) in conjunction with your ESOS Energy Assessor.
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