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Documents relating to Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme consultations managed by the Essential Services Commission (ESC) are hosted either here or on the main ESC website. To view documents associated with ESC-managed consultations on the main ESC website, please click here.

 

 Consultations

Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) Scheme Compliance and Enforcement Policy

Consultation Paper

The Essential Services Commission has prepared a draft Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) Scheme Compliance and Enforcement Policy for consultation with stakeholders.  A link to the policy is attached below. 

The purpose of the policy is to outline our approach to promoting and enforcing compliance with the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Act 2007 and Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Regulations 2008.

The policy:

  • sets out how we will achieve compliance and carry out enforcement
  • provides scheme participants (accredited persons and relevant entities) with a better understanding of our compliance and enforcement processes
  • assists scheme participants to understand what we expect from them when participating in the VEET Scheme 
  • encourages an active compliance culture
  • assists scheme participants to comply with new more complex activities such as project based activities, insulation activities and non-building based lighting.

Your submissions are important as they will help us finalise the policy.  The final policy will be published once stakeholder consultation has been taken into account.

If you would like to make a submission on the draft policy, you will need to make it by 5pm on 18 August 2017 in either of the following forms, noting our preference that submissions are made in electronic form:
By email:veet@esc.vic.gov.au
By post:Essential Services Commission
Level 37, 2 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Consultation Paper

Closing date: 5pm Friday 18 August 2017               OPEN

VEET Insulation Administrative Requirements 2016

Consultation Paper

The Essential Services Commission (ESC) is undertaking a general review of the administrative requirements for Schedule 11 (ceiling insulation) and Schedule 12 (under floor insulation) of the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Regulations 2008.

The purpose of the following consultation paper is to inform accredited persons (APs), industry stakeholders and other interested parties on the proposed administrative requirements that will support and enable the re-introduction of insulation activities into the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme. The paper is also intended to seek feedback on these proposed requirements.

Consultation Paper

The submission period for this consultation closed on 5pm Friday 3 February 2017 
Submissions received for the consultation can be found below.
 Closing date: 5pm Friday 3 February 2017  CLOSED
AWCI ANZ Submission 
Ecomad Submission
EECCA Submission
Energy Makeovers Submission
Enviroflex Insulation Submission
ESV Submission
Fletcher Insulation Submission 
ICANZ Submission
Insulation Australasia Submission 
Keemin Submission
Graeme Doreian Submission 

VEET Guidelines Amendment 2016  

VEET Guidelines Amendment 2016 - Final Decision

Recent amendments to the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Act  2007 and the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Regulations 2008 resulted in the need to update various sections of the VEET Guidelines. In addition to these legislative amendments, VEET administrative procedures have changed.

Amended Guidelines were published in the Government Gazette on 9 June 2016 and take effect from that day.  The Guidelines include new clauses concerning the register of products, and compliance and enforcement, as well as a number of other updates.

VEET Guidelines 2016 
Final Decision - VEET Guidelines 2016
Consultation Submission - VEET Guidelines 2016 
 

VEET Guidelines Amendment 2016 - Draft Decision

Recent amendments to the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Act  2007 and the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Regulations 2008 have resulted in the need to update various sections of the VEET Guidelines. In addition to these legislative amendments, VEET administrative procedures have changed, with proposed new Guidelines clauses including the register of products, and compliance and enforcement. A number of other updates have also been made. 

The ESC welcomes submissions and comments from all stakeholders by Friday 22 April 2016. The consultation documentation is available from the links below.

Draft Decision - VEET Guidelines 2016 
Attachment A - VEET Guidelines - Summary of Proposed Amendments 2016
Attachment B - VEET Guidelines (with track changes 2016) 
 
Closing date: Friday 22 April CLOSED

Proposed changes to administrative arrangements for Commercial Lighting activities

Following a review of administrative arrangements for Commercial Lighting activities in the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme, the Essential Services Commission (ESC) is proposing changes to those administrative arrangements for Accredited Persons (APs), as outlined in a position paper available for download via the link below.

The proposed changes relate to power factor considerations for LED tube installations into existing linear fluorescent luminaires.

All APs undertaking Commercial Lighting activities in the VEET scheme are invited to provide submissions on the proposed changes to the ESC.

Should you require further information, please contact VEET Support on (03) 9032 1310 or veet@esc.vic.gov.au

 Consultation Paper
 Closing date: Friday 15 March CLOSED
Submissions 
 Proposed changes to mandatory safety training requirements 

Following a recent safety review of prescribed activities in the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme, the Essential Services Commission (ESC) is proposing changes to mandatory safety training requirements for installers, as outlined in a position paper available for download via the link below.

All accredited persons (APs) undertaking or proposing to undertake activities in the VEET scheme are invited to provide submissions on the proposed changes to the ESC.

Should you require further information, please contact VEET Support on (03) 9032 1310 or veet@esc.vic.gov.au

 Consultation Paper
 Closing date: Friday 4 MarchCLOSED
Proposed changes to Schedule 34 product approval requirements  

Following a request for information (RFI) process conducted in 2014, the Essential Services Commission (ESC) proposes a number of changes to the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) product approval requirements for Schedule 34 - Commercial lighting upgrade.

These amendments are expected to streamline the Schedule 34 product approval process, strengthen the robustness of product approvals and align more closely with the NSW Energy Savings Scheme.

The following four key changes are proposed to the Schedule 34 product approval requirements:

1. Removal of 'product codes'

2. Cease approving lighting control devices

3. Consolidation of product categories

4. Improve brand and model number consistency Consultation Paper

For full details of the proposed changes, please see the consultation paper below.

Stakeholders are invited to provide submissions on the proposed arrangements to the ESC. The closing date for submissions is close of business on Friday 23 October 2015.

Submissions should be sent to veet@esc.vic.gov.au and contain the following subject line: Consultation submission - Changes to Schedule 34 product approval requirements.

Should you require further information, please contact veet@esc.vic.gov.au or (03) 9032 1300.

 Consultation Paper

 Closing date: 23 October 2015 

 CLOSED 
LM-80 Lifetime Testing of LED Lighting Products 

After extensive consultation with VEET stakeholders and industry experts, the ESC has finalised its position on proposed changes to requirements for approval of light emitting diode (LED) lighting products, in particular testing to validate the operating lifetime of such products. The new requirements are described in the position paper below. 

The ESC's position, and rationale for it, is detailed in the attached paper. Interested persons may comment on the ESC's position. The deadline for any comments is Friday 12 June 2015. Comments should be sent to veet@esc.vic.gov.au with the subject line: 'LED positional paper'. Should you require further information, please contact veet@esc.vic.gov.au or (03) 9032 1310.

 Position Paper

 Consultation Paper

 Appendix 1

 Appendix 2

 Closing date: 12 June 2015 

 CLOSED 
 VEET Guidelines Amendment 2013 

 VEET Guidelines Amendment 2013 - Draft Decision

Recent amendments to the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Act 2007 and Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Regulations 2008 have resulted in the need to update various sections of the VEET Guidelines. In addition to these legislative amendments, VEET administrative procedures have advanced significantly with the introduction of VEET web-based tools. A number of other updates have also been made.


The ESC welcomes submissions and comments from all stakeholders by Friday 02 August 2013. The consultation documentation is available from the links below.

Submissions can be made:

by email to: veet@esc.vic.gov.au with the subject line VEET Guidelines Submission

in writing to:
Scheme Administrator 
Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Scheme
Level 37 / 2 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne 3000


Consultation Paper
Attachment A - Summary of proposed amendments
Attachment B - Draft Guidelines
Closing date: 2 August 2013 CLOSED
Mandatory Safety Training for non-residential sector 

Mandatory Safety Training (MST) for non-residential sector - Draft Decision

A recent risk assessment of VEET activities identified risks that installers may be exposed to.  As a result, the ESC is proposing amendments to the MST requirements to address these safety risks.  The proposed changes are outlined in the document linked to below.    

Stakeholders are invited to comment on any aspect of the proposed changes.  Submissions should be made in electronic format to veet@esc.vic.gov.au with the subject heading 'Mandatory safety training consultation'.  

Draft MST Requirements

CLOSED
VEET Guidelines Amendment 2012

Consequential Amendments - Draft Decision. 

Following the recent VEET scheme expansion, the Essential Services Commission has made a Draft Decision about proposed amendments to the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Guidelines. Stakeholders are invited to make submissions via the ESC website, which can be accessed here. A copy of the proposed Guidelines is available from the link below.

Enquiries regarding this consultation should be directed to veet@esc.vic.gov.au

Draft Guidelines

CLOSED 

 

 

Departmental Consultations

For the convenience of stakeholders, the ESC occasionally hosts consultation documents on behalf of the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (formerly the Department of State Development, Business and Innovation). Readers should be aware that consultation processes associated with departmental documents in the table below are not managed by the ESC. Any queries or submissions relating to them should be directed to the relevant department using the email address listed in the consultation documentation. 

 * Readers are reminded that these consultation processes are not managed by the ESC. Any queries or submissions relating to them should be directed to the relevant department using the email address listed in the consultation documentation.


 

 Consultations

Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) 2013 / 2014 

Energy Saver Incentive (ESI) Regulatory Impact Statement 2013/2014*

The ESI scheme's targets are legislated to occur in three-year phases. With the scheme's second and current phase due to end on 31 December 2014, new regulations for the scheme will be needed. In line with legislative requirements, a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) providing justification for these new regulations is being prepared.

The Department of State Development, Business and Innovation (DSDBI) has released an issues paper seeking stakeholder views on the future of the scheme and how it has performed to date.

DSDBI welcomes submissions and comments from all stakeholders by 8 July 2013.

Please note that due to recent machinery of government changes, the RIS process will be managed through DSDBI; however, consultation documents for the issues paper will be held on the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) website and use the DPI e-mail address.

 ESI review issues paper Closing date:  8 July 2013 CLOSED 
VEET and the EREPs program

VEET and Environment Protection Authority's Environment and Resource Efficiency Plans (EREP) program*

In light of the recent announcement by the Government to discontinue the EREP program, DPI has considered the implications of this on the VEET scheme and proposes to continue to exclude from the definition of 'scheme acquisitions' energy consumed at sites listed on the EPA's EREP register immediately before the revocation of the Environment Protection (Environment and Resource Efficiency Plans) Regulations 2007.

It is intended that the proposed exclusion remain in place until the end of the second phase of the scheme (2012-2014), however the policy will be reviewed for possible inclusion from phase three. 

DPI welcomes comments on the draft regulations by Monday 4 March. Submissions should be emailed to energysaverincentive@dpi.vic.gov.au. 

Enquiries regarding this consultation should be directed to DPI at energysaverincentive@dpi.vic.gov.au.

 Draft Regulations Closing date: 4 March 2013  CLOSED 
Possible inclusion of Project Based Assessments (PBA)

Possible inclusion of Project Based Assessments (PBA) - Issues Paper for public consultation* 

DPI has produced an issues paper for public consultation investigating policy options regarding the possible inclusion of Project Based Assessments (PBAs) in the Energy Saver Incentive (ESI) scheme.  

DPI is interested to obtain feedback from scheme stakeholders, participants and other observers, on the policy options put forward in this paper. 

Stakeholders may choose to focus their responses on the specific questions that have been posited in this paper, or alternatively put forward new questions and considerations that have not been included. 

Stakeholders are asked to reply by email, with the subject header "Response to Issues Paper - Project Based Assessments in the Energy Saver Incentive", to energysaverincentive@dpi.vic.gov.au.

Enquiries regarding this consultation should be directed to DPI at energysaverincentive@dpi.vic.gov.au. 

PBA Issues Paper

Closing date: 22 February 2013  CLOSED
Extension of ESI to business sector

Extension of ESI to business sector - Final Position Paper, Consultation Report, Draft Regulations*

Consultation on a Discussion Paper outlining proposed VEET activities for businesses closed last October. The Department of Primary Industries has now released a Final Position Paper, a Consultation Report, and related Draft Regulations for public comment.   

Enquiries regarding this consultation round should be directed to DPI at energysaverincentive@dpi.vic.gov.au

Final Position Paper

Closing date: 7 February 2012

CLOSED

Consultation Report

Closing date: 7 February 2012

CLOSED

Draft Regulations

Closing date: 7 February 2012

CLOSED

New Activities - SPCs for businesses

Inclusion of new activity - SPCs for Businesses - Discussion Paper* 

 
DPI released a Discussion Paper on the adaptation of the existing residential standby power controller (SPC) activity to the business sector. DPI invited submissions on the Discussion Paper by 12 December.

SPC for Businesses Discussion Paper

Closing date: 12 December 2011

CLOSED

New Activities - IHD

Inclusion of new activity - In Home Displays (IHD) - Discussion Paper*

This paper was updated on 23 January 2012 to reflect stakeholder feedback.  A copy of the updated report can be accessed by clicking here

DPI released a consultation paper on the potential inclusion of in-home-displays in the Energy Saver Incentive scheme.   

Slides from the presentation on in-home displays delivered by Accenture at the DPI forum held on 22 November 2011 are available here.

Enquiries regarding this meeting should be directed to DPI at energysaverincentive@dpi.vic.gov.au.  

IHD Discussion Paper

Closing date: 12 December 2011

CLOSED
Extension of ESI to business sector

Extension of ESI to business sector - Draft Regulations*

DPI proposed that all existing residential Energy Saver Activities, except for two (SPCs and ceiling insulation) be made available to businesses from early 2012.  Consultation on the first 11 such activities closed on 21 October.   

DPI invited submissions on the inclusion of the remaining activities.  A draft of the proposed Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Amendment (Prescribed Activities) Regulations 2012 can be accessed below.

Draft VEET Amendment Regulations Closing date: 18 November 2011 CLOSED
Extension of ESI to business sector

Extension of ESI to business sector - Discussion Paper* 

Presented at the DPI stakeholder forum on 29 September 2011, this Discussion Paper outlines 10 proposed business specific activities. 

 

Discussion Paper (Energetics)   Closing date: 14 October 2011 CLOSED

 

* Readers are reminded that these consultation processes are managed by the former Department of Primary Industries (DPI) or the Department of State Development Business and Innovation (DSDBI). Any queries or submissions relating to them should be directed to the relevant department using the email address listed in the consultation documentation.  


 
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