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Government to hold ESOS event in Manchester

The Department of Energy and Climate Change is hosting a one-day event in Manchester on 18 November to outline the new regulatory requirements of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is hosting a one-day event in Manchester on 18 November to outline the new regulatory requirements of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).

 

The free event, which is being delivered in association with the University of Manchester and the Business Growth Hub, will bring together leading government officials and local experts to provide a comprehensive policy briefing on what ESOS means for businesses.

 

It will also provide businesses with an opportunity to provide feedback to DECC on how future government energy efficiency policies should be developed.

 

ESOS

 

ESOS is a mandatory regulation for all large organisations with over 250 employees, requiring them to audit their energy usage and identify savings opportunities by December 2015, and then every four years going forwards.

 

Although it directly affects only large businesses, ESOS is also highly relevant for smaller businesses in the energy efficiency supply chain.

 

Supply chain opportunities

 

The Government estimates that even if only six per cent of energy saving opportunities identified are implemented, ESOS will still provide a net benefit to the economy of £1.6 billion between 2015 and 2030.

 

On average, businesses that implement opportunities identified in ESOS audits are estimated to invest £15,000 per year in energy efficiency measures, creating a significant opportunity for businesses in the supply chain.

 

Best practice and support

 

Those attending the event on 18 November will also be able to hear from leading organisations on how to improve energy efficiency and learn about local initiatives and expertise available in Greater Manchester, such as the Business Growth Hub’s Green Growth service.

 

To request a place at the event, or to find more information, click here