ESTA issues warning over potential ESOS scheme failure

The Energy Services and Technology Association (ESTA) has published recommendations to avoid failure of the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) and to make it more effective.

A study carried out on energy efficiency suppliers indicated that a lack of publicity could lead to the top 10,000 UK companies failing the ESOS audit, as well as other avoidable reasons such as poor collaborations between suppliers and participating organisations.

However, the study also stated that there is plenty of time left before the start of the scheme for all of the companies to make the necessary improvements.

The results indicated that the correct message needed to be presented to the participating executives by energy solution providers, as both parties have a common interest in improving communication and delivering mutual benefits, while avoiding the onerous regulation that would result from the failure of the ESOS scheme.

The report, titled Market Opportunities created by the UK Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, summarised the survey of the energy efficiency suppliers and was produced in association with Cambium.

ESTA said the effects on the energy supply chain and the dynamics of the new energy efficiency market created by the ESOS scheme are covered by the findings.

Director Robin Hale said: “All sides of the energy industry need to tackle the issue of boardroom apathy and to prove the advantages of a wider array of energy-saving measures.”

To ensure your organisation is accurately informed and is legally compliant with the new legislation, we would encourage you to engage with us in an initial consultation. Through our understanding of the scheme and experience of energy auditing to the standard required, we are positioned to guide your business through the most straightforward route to compliance with the legislation.

If you would like further information on the scheme please contact us and or team will be happy to advise on how best to prepare and assist with simplifying compliance in 2015.