Energy Performance Officers

​​The Governance Structure of the Public Sector Energy Efficiency Strategy requires all public sector bodies to designate an Energy Performance Officer (EPO) from among their senior management team. In order to be accountable for energy management and performance, the EPO should have decision making powers with regard to facilities management, corporate budgets and procurement, along with responsibility for corporate and financial reporting.  EPO's will be responsible for providing leadership on structured energy management in their organisation

EPO's appointed in Government Departments will:

  • Exercise oversight, in the context of corporate governance functions, of the discharge by the bodies under the aegis of their Department (their "Group") of their obligations under this Strategy, to include the setting of a combined (aggregated) annual target for energy saving by their organisation and bodies under its aegis
  • Ensure that the bodies under the aegis of their Department provide timely and quality input for the annual strategic report, to be provided by their Minister, for the annual Memorandum for Government on the implementation of this Strategy and progress to the 2020 target
  • Brief the Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure, Environment & Climate Action, as required, on progress towards energy efficiency goals in their Group