Do some firms need to report under both SECR and ESOS?

Yes! BEIS’s impact assessment suggests around 25% of companies affected by the reporting regimes end up falling under both.

To explain further; ESOS and SECR both require the measurement of energy consumption; once every four years under ESOS, and annually for the SECR framework.

Assuming measurements of energy use from ESOS can be reused for the SECR framework, an average of 25% of organisations in the SECR framework are assumed to already be measuring their energy use. Thus the overlap of SECR with ESOS is assumed to be at least 25%.

Notably, SECR only requires companies to report on energy efficiency actions taken, rather than mandating them to report on identified energy efficiency opportunities, which is what ESOS demands.

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