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ISO 50001 or Not

Whether you feel you need to be accredited to ISO 50001 or not there are many reasons why you should consider implementing an Energy Management System. You could be looking at a sustainable future, you could be aiming to 'do your bit' but the one thing you will be doing is saving your business money.


Energy management should be a key part of your ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, MLP can develop an integrated approach for you.


Energy management starts by looking at what you use and where and how you use it. From training and engaging your employees to reviewing renewable options we can help you.


Think of energy as water through an open tap and consider the reaction you would have in your workplace if a tap was left running. Energy management can start with finding the tap!


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ACCREDITATION TO ISO 50001 IS AN ALTERNATIVE ROUTE TO ESOS COMPLIANCE

Straight forward Energy Management for Business

Your business may not be caught in the CRC or ESOS schemes but, undoubtedly, you will looking at your fuel bills and wondering why they are so high or why they are increasing?


We all know that fuel commodity charges fluctuate with every seasonal change and every global or local political crisis. The national storage and network  issues are set to inflate distribution charges. Carbon levies (taxes) are going to change as CRC is phased out in 2019 so all in all we are again heading in to a state of flux.


We can look at your energy costs with trusted Energy Procurement Partners and focus on where and how you are using your energy. The aim is to reduce your energy use, reduce your CO2 emissions and save you money.

Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS)

ESOS applies to large UK undertakings and their corporate groups. It mainly affects businesses but can also apply to not-for-profit bodies and any other non public sector undertakings that are large enough to meet the qualification criteria. Your organisation qualifies for the first compliance period if, on 31 December 2014, it met the ESOS definition of a large undertaking.  Corporate groups qualify if at least one UK group member meets the ESOS definition of a large undertaking. 


Rough guidelines on ESOS qualification criteria start with the company being defined as a 'large undertaking' on 31st December 2014:-


A large undertaking is 'any UK company that either:

  • employs 250 or more people, or
  • has an annual turnover in excess of 50 million euro (£38,937,777), and an annual balance sheet total in excess of 43 million euro (£33,486,489)
  • an overseas company with a UK registered establishment which has 250 or more UK employees (paying income tax in the UK)

Please refer to the complete Gov.UK published guidelines on ESOS.


The first submission deadline was 5th December 2015 but the second submission deadline is 5th December 2019. Fines for failure to comply are assessed on a case by case basis but are generally:-

  • An immediate £50,000 fine
  • £500 per day for up to 80 workings days

ACCREDITATION TO ISO 50001 IS AN ALTERNATIVE ROUTE TO ESOS COMPLIANCE


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Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Legal Requirements

 The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is a UK government scheme. It’s designed to improve energy efficiency and cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in private and public sector organisations that are high energy users.
CRC operates in phases. Phase 1 ran from April 2010 until the end of March 2014. We are now in phase 2 that runs from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2019. For each phase, there was a qualification year. Organisations that met certain criteria during the qualification year should have registered for each relevant phase. The qualification year for phase 2 was between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013.
Basic qualification requirements were if your organisation or group, between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013, met both of the following criteria:

  1. Having at least one settled half hourly electricity meter (sHHM).
  2. Using 6,000 megawatt hours (MWh) or more of qualifying electricity supplied through settled half hourly meters.

Please refer to the complete Gov.UK published guidelines on CRC.
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