• Inenco has 25TW (£2.4bn) energy under management, which could power the whole of Ireland for an entire year!
  • We have one quarter of the total energy use by UK Industry under management
  • Our customers are paying 48% less than the market price for their gas commodity. That's a saving of £480k per £1m that would have been spent
  • Our experts process over 93,000 invoices per month and we've recovered over £11m in over-charges for our clients in the last year
  • Inenco look after 8,000 customers across the group, managing 140,000+ meter sites
  • We provide support to over 500 businesses for energy and carbon management
  • Inenco supported over 320 organisations with ESOS Phase 1 compliance and carried out more energy surveys than any other independent consultant in the UK
  • Our solutions team have identified savings of £37.5m per annum for our clients, a total of 495,338,992 kWh savings identified
  • Last year we saved our CCA clients alone £25.5m

Time Has Run Out For Businesses In ESOS-SOS

28th September 2015

Time has run out for businesses in ESOS-SOS

ESOS deadlines must be relaxed by Environment Agency to avoid thousands of businesses facing significant fines.

Businesses who have not yet started their Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) compliance will almost certainly miss the 5 December deadline. This is the message from leading energy consultancy Inenco Group, who have announced today that they are no longer taking any new ESOS compliance support orders for completion before the enforceable deadline of 5 December 2015.

Under ESOS, over 10,000 of the UK’s largest businesses must conduct a detailed energy audit across their business operations. Inenco’s experience working with hundreds of businesses has proven that compliance takes at least two months to complete, partly because of the need to compile and analyse significant data from across business operations. Businesses are risking non-compliance or poor quality audits if they attempt to rush to meet the deadline.

With just 150 businesses currently compliant, the Environment Agency would have to enforce penalties of up to £50,000 to any business that fails to comply. Whilst Inenco is confident that all of its ESOS clients will comply, the consultancy has serious concerns about the ability of 100% of the eligible 10,000 businesses to meet the deadline.

David Cockshott, chief commercial officer at Inenco, said: “There is now serious concern that thousands of businesses will fail to comply in time, risking financial penalties and missing opportunities to reduce energy costs.

“The Environment Agency must accept that enforcement needs to be relaxed to recognise those businesses partway through the process who underestimated the length of time required to complete. ESOS is a major opportunity for businesses to assess their energy reduction potential, and we won’t compromise on the quality of audit or recommendations.”

Please visit our ESOS – Meeting the 5 December Deadline page for more information on what this means for you or visit our ESOS Hub for information, news and resources on ESOS.

* Inenco is still accepting new clients to support with all aspects of ESOS, but clearly stating that delivery will not be before December 5.