ESOS Lead Energy Assessor
The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change introduced a new regulation in 2014: the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). This regulation required all large enterprises to carry out an ESOS compliant energy assessment by 5 December 2015, with subsequent re-assessments every four years - the next is required by 5 December 2019. These audits can only be conducted by an approved ESOS Lead Energy Assessor.
Companies must comply with ESOS if they are a large undertaking, which is:
- any UK company that either:
- employs 250 or more people, or
- has an annual turnover in excess of 50 million euro (£44,845,000), and an annual balance sheet total in excess of 43 million euro (£38,566,700)*
- an overseas company with a UK registered establishment which has 250 or more UK employees (paying income tax in the UK).
*figures correct as of 31.10.19 as per www.gov.uk/guidance/energy-savings-opportunity-scheme-esos#deadlines-for-esos-compliance
ESOS LEA registration is open to:
- existing Chartered Members and Fellows of IChemE
- those with experience in carrying out energy management and energy auditing activities (typically no less than five years).
How to register
To qualify as a Lead Energy Assessor and be put on the register you will need to:
- attend an ESOS LEA one-day training course
- complete an assessment (within seven days of attending the course).
Once qualified you’ll need to keep-up-date with CPD and revalidate your registration each year to remain on the register. For more information visit our CPD pages.