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Adam Pigott, Engineering Manager at Kinect Energy Group

Experts from Kinect Energy Group are offering decision-makers in the care sector free advice on the upcoming Electricity Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Phase 2 legislation.

Phase 2 of ESOS will come into effect in December 2019 and will impact all businesses that employ more than 250 people or that turnover more than £45 million.

The Government established ESOS to implement Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive and is a mandatory energy assessment scheme for organisations in the UK that meet the qualification criteria. The Environment Agency is the UK scheme administrator.

Organisations that qualify for ESOS must carry out assessments every four years, with the first round of assessments taking place in 2015. These assessments are audits of the energy used by their buildings, industrial processes and transport to identify cost-effective energy saving measures.

Organisations must notify the Environment Agency by a set deadline that they have complied with their ESOS obligations.

Adam Pigott, Engineering Manager at Kinect, will share the seven essential steps towards becoming ESOS Phase 2 compliant as part of a free webinar at 10am on 27th September.

He said: “The aim of this webinar is to raise awareness, inform businesses and separate the fact from the fiction. We want to equip businesses with the relevant information in plenty of time, so they can take action well before the deadline of 5 December 2019.

“We will be taking live questions from participants in the webinar and providing a practical, realistic guide in order to ensure that businesses don’t get caught out.”

Businesses failing to comply could face a fine up to £235,000, whilst those that do stand to make significant cost savings, become more energy efficient and reduce carbon emissions.

Many industry observers, including the Environment Agency, are recommending action is taken now, both to ensure sufficient time allowed to complete all mandated activities and minimise the likelihood of a shortage of qualified assessors.

Businesses that complied with ESOS regulations four years ago, who continue to meet the eligibility criteria, must also renew.

Kinect Energy Group’s services and technology aim to help businesses save money on their energy bills, achieve refunds on historical invoices and become more energy efficient.

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