Welcome to the website of the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme.
The VEET scheme is a Victorian Government initiative promoted as the Energy Saver Incentive. It commenced on 1 January 2009 and is administered by the Essential Services Commission (ESC). The scheme was established under the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Act 2007 and is administered in accordance with the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Regulations 2008.
The VEET scheme is designed to make energy efficiency improvements more affordable, contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases, and encourage investment, employment and innovation in industries that supply energy efficiency goods and services.
Under the scheme, accredited businesses can offer discounts and special offers on selected energy saving products and appliances installed at homes, businesses or other non-residential premises. The bigger the greenhouse gas reduction, the bigger the potential saving.
Whether you are, or represent, an energy consumer wanting to access benefits under the scheme, or are a business interested in becoming accredited, or even someone looking to trade in energy efficiency certificates, this website provides the information you will need. Simply navigate to the relevant sections using the menu on the left.
On this website you will also find an explanation of how the scheme works and the roles of the various stakeholders, as well a number of public registers - including the register of Victorian energy efficiency certificates (VEECs).
Businesses already accredited under the scheme can access their account by using the login on the top right hand side of the page. To be redirected to the main Essential Services Commission website, click here.
16 September 2016 - The capability of the Essential Services Commission (ESC) to process Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) product approval applications is being severely impacted by the increasing prevalence of invalid or fraudulent documentation submitted in support of product applications. Before submitting a VEET product approval application, applicants are strongly advised to validate all documentation submitted in support of their application. Further information on this issue can be found here.
1 September 2016 - The Essential Service Commission has made some important changes to Schedule 34 - Lighting Upgrades. Effective 1 September 2016, the space type 'carpark - general (open air)' will be an eligible environment under a non-building based lighting upgrade. Other updates include changes to evidentiary requirements for decommissioning and clarification of applicable space type under health care buildings. Further information about these changes can be found here.
24 August 2016 - The Essential Services Commission has approved the release of the 2015 VEET Performance Report, available here.
1 August 2016 - The Essential Service Commission has introduced new Schedule 34 requirements for lighting upgrades undertaken on a road or in a public or outdoor space. These types of upgrades are regarded as "non-building based" (NBB) lighting activities. Further information about the administrative arrangements for non-building based lighting upgrade activities and its implication for VEET stakeholders is available here.
1 July 2016 - The Essential Services Commission has made important changes to the VEET product approval process. Effective 1 July 2016, product applications that do not meet the requirements of the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Regulations 2008 or the Explanatory Note - Lodging a product application will not be approved. Further, a maximum of two requests for information will be issued in respect of an incomplete application before the application is "Not approved". Further information regarding the changes can be found here.
9 June 2016 - 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. Further information about the Guidelines can be found here.
26 April 2016 - The Essential Services Commission has made changes to Mandatory Safety Training (MST) requirements, effective from 20 July 2016. The MST requirements are updated to mandate completion of the CPCCCM2010B - Working safely at heights unit, for residential installations of Schedules 13, 14, 15 and 21A & 21B. In addition, the MST requirements for Schedule 26 now include CPCPCM2023A - Carry out OHS requirements and VU21859 - retrofitting to improve energy and water efficiency. Further information about the changes is available here.
15 April 2016 - The Essential Services Commission has made changes to the administrative arrangements for Schedule 34 - Commercial Lighting Upgrades, to become effective from 16 May 2016 following a one month transition period. The changes relate to new compliance requirements for linear LED tube installations into existing linear fluorescent luminaires. Further information about the changes are available here.