Last year we discussed the legislation regarding the obligation to provide information on energy policy. This year, however, other legislation is the main topic. There is a new deadline for the European Energy Efficiency Directive (EED). This deadline for the EED is set at December 31, 2020. This scheme requires large companies to conduct audits every 4 years, in order to make companies aware of the energy they use and the possibilities for saving energy. In this article we look at what this EED audit actually entails.
A company is subject to audit when the company employs 250 FTE or more (this includes partner companies and affiliated companies) or has an annual turnover of more than € 50 million and an annual balance sheet total of more than € 43 million.
These companies must therefore submit their energy audit report by 31 December 2020. The EED audit has a clear goal: to help large companies save energy. For companies subject to audit, this often results in a reduction of energy costs. Unfortunately, the EED obligation also has a negative aspect.
The audit to be performed and the report to be submitted are very extensive and often complex. For example, a full audit report must include a schematic overview of all energy flows within the company (including transport), as well as a quantified overview of the energy saving potential.
Fortunately, CCS can help your company carry out the EED audit and write the report. For example, we help determine all the savings measures that your company can or even must take. These processes can take a long time, sometimes up to six months. That is why it is important to start the audit as soon as possible, so that there is less chance of time shortage at the end of the year. Companies that do not meet the deadline for the EED at the end of 2020 risk a fine.
Detailed information about the EED, the audits and the report can be found on our EED information page. If your company is subject to audit, feel free to contact us. Not only can we help carry out the audits, but we can also help draw up implementation plans to implement measures. If necessary, we can also involve the proper authority in the process, so that everything goes according to plan!
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20 February 2020 / Author: Yannick Baay