Environment Agency ESOS project manager Jo Scully interviewed by Lord Redesdale

It has been reported on 29 May by TheEnergyst that only 32 businesses have so far notified the Environment Agency of ESOS compliance, raising the prospect of a scramble as the December deadline looms.

Environment Agency ESOS project manager Jo Scully said firms should take immediate action.

“Many businesses are in the midst of their ESOS preparations and we expect them to meet the December deadline. The feedback we have received from businesses shows that awareness of the scheme has risen but organisations still have work to do in order to comply,” she said.

“In response to this we sent out a reminder letter to 14,000 businesses urging them to take action. We have also been raising awareness by holding workshops, producing a regular newsletter, publishing guidance on our website and setting up a dedicated helpdesk.”

The EMA has been approved by the Environment Agency as an Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Lead Assessor Register. The EMA runs a one-day training course: EMA Leading an Energy Assessment, as one of the steps to join the EMA ESOS Lead Assessor Register.