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The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) and Pump System Audits

1/04/2015

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Regulations 2014 came into force on 17 July 2014 and are a mandatory energy assessment and energy saving identification scheme for large undertakings (and their corporate groups). The scheme applies throughout the UK. ESOS Energy Audits have the potential to increase businesses profitability and competitiveness by identifying cost-effective savings which, if implemented, will improve energy efficiency. The scheme is estimated to lead to £1.6bn net benefits to the UK, with the majority of these being directly felt by businesses as a result of energy savings.

ESOS is the UK Government's approach to transposition of Article 8(4) of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, which requires all large (non-SME) enterprises to undertake energy audits by 5 December 2015 and every 4 years thereafter.

Guidance has also been published to help potential participants in the scheme understand their obligations and on page 43 of the full ESOS guidance document you will see that the ISO/14414-Pump System Energy Assessment standard is referenced as an auditing methodology that can be accepted by "Lead Assessors" approved by the Environment Agency. Accordingly it is hoped BPMA CPSA accredited persons (who are trained according to the IS0 14414 standard) will be recommended by Lead Assessors to undertake the pumping system elements of company energy audits.

BPMA are now offering the opportunity to attend a four day residential course culminating in certification and eventual personal ID "Certified Pump System Auditor" status following approved audits

  • Course Dates: 27-30 July 2015
  • Course Venue: National Metalforming Centre,
  • West Bromwich, West Midlands (1 min from J1, M5)
  • Course fees: £1,500 + VAT (BPMA Members), £1,750 (non-members)
  • Fee includes 3 nights (b&b) accommodation
  • Contact j.page@bpma.org.uk for registration form or telephone 0121 601 6691 for more information

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