We have summarised below each piece of legislation, the participation requirements, an overview and the deadlines to help business better navigate the energy legislation landscape. These deadlines will be updated on a regularly basis.
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|Legislation||Who must participate||Overview||Deadlines|
|Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR)||UK Quoted Companies, Large Unquoted Companies & Charities with two or more: 250+ Staff, £18m+ Balance sheet, £36m+ Turnover||Report UK energy use and GHG emissions in an annual report alongside end of year accounts submitred to Companies House||Filing with Companies House at the end of 2020 or 2021|
|Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)||Any large UK undertaking that meets the following conditions: it employs 250+ staff, Or it has an annual turnover in excess of €50m and an annual balance sheet in excess of €43m||Gather all relevant data, draw up an audit plan, undertake audits, identify energy-saving opportunities, have your report signed off by a lead assessor & submit to the EA||Phase 3 – 5/12/2023
Phase 4 – 5/12/2027
|Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD)||Any organisation with combustion plants with a rated thermal input of between 1MW-50MW.||The Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) regulates pollutant emissions from the combustion of fuels in plants with a rated thermal input of between 1MW-50MW.||20/12/2018 for new plants.
2025 or 2030 for existing plants, above 5MW
2029 & 2030 for exisiting plant, below 5MW
See full table here
|Climate Change Levy (CCL) Reconciliation||Organisation operating CHP’s and participating in the CHPQA scheme||Annual reconciliation against an organisations CHPQA Certificate to be carried out as per HMRC guidance for CCL exemption relief.||Annually|
|Heat Meter Verification (CHP)||CHP Operators||To maintain registration under the CHPQA Programme, CHP heat meters need to be verified.||Every 2 years|
|Capacity Market – Voluntary||Interconnectors. Embedded Generators, Combined Heat and Power (CHP), New and Existing Generators, Electricity Storage, Demand Side Responders (DSR),||Participants of the Capacity Market are able to bid for contracts in auctions held four years prior to the delivery date||Participants can voluntarily enter the capacity market. Bids take place for four years in advance|
|Display Energy Certificates (DEC)||All public buildings visited by the public larger than 250sqm||Conduct energy audits to find saving recommendations and production of an energy certificate based on actual performance||250m2 – 1,000m2 – Every 10 years >1,000m2 – Annually|
|Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)||Required for buildings being sold, rented or built||A theoretical view of a building’s projected energy performance||Every 10 years or when a building is being sold|
|Climate Change Agreements (CCA)||Various industrial sectors including manufacturing, data centres and cold storage||A CCA is a voluntary contractual agreement between an organisation and the Government Regulator (Environment Agency). The organisation agrees to report its energy use against a specific target.||bi-annually, although sector associations may ask for annual or more frequent submissions.
CCA TP4 reports sent to sector associations – Q1 2021
01/01/2021 start date for new TP5 (2021-2022)