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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.


 

Latest updates

10 February 2017 - The Essential Services Commission (ESC) has made some important updates to Schedule 34 - Building based lighting compliance requirements that will be introduced on 10 February 2017. These updates include:
  • Revised evidentiary requirements for space types with 5,000 annual operating hours.
  • Clarification on the types of third party documentation and regulatory or contractual documentation that may be provided to the ESC as evidence of space type(s) with 5,000 annual operating hours and above.

Further information about these changes can be found here.

24 January 2017 - The Essential Services Commission (ESC) has made some important updates to Schedule 34 and Schedule 1, 3B, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 21A administrative and compliance requirements that will be introduced on 21 February 2017. These updates include:
  • Schedule 34 - Clarification of the definition of 'service station' and addition of Electrician (Installer) details as mandatory fields.
  • Schedule 1, 3B, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 21A -  Recycling receipts of decommissioned unit (where applicable) and geo-tagged photographs as an evidentiary requirement.

Further information about these changes can be found here.

19 January 2017 - The Essential Services Commission (ESC) has undertaken a general formatting and content review of the Explanatory Note - Creating VEECs from Prescribed Activities. This review has also included clarification of the decommissioning requirements for Schedules 6 and 8 of the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Regulations 2008.

Further information about the review can be found here

1 January 2017 - Amendments to the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Regulations 2008 were introduced today, 1 January 2017, that affect Schedule 24 - Installation of high efficiency television. Further information about these changes and their implications for VEET stakeholders can be found here.

12 December 2016 - 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.

A consultation paper has been released 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.

Further information about the insulation consultation paper can be found here.

1 December 2016 - The Essential Services Commission (ESC) has introduced the administrative requirements for tunnels/underpasses and sports fields under Schedule 34 - non-building based (NBB) lighting upgrades. Other minor updates have also been made to Schedule 34 and further information about these changes and the new administrative arrangements can be found here.

28 October 2016 - The Essential Services Commission (ESC) hosted a public forum for the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme on Friday 28 October 2016. The presentation delivered at this event is available here. The presentation provides important information on the administration of the scheme and highlights recent key developments.

27 October 2016 - The Essential Services Commission (ESC) has made important changes to the way an electrician's licence information is recorded for installers on the VEET website. Further information about these changes can be found here.

14 October 2016 - The Essential Services Commission (ESC) has made changes to the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) mandatory safety training (MST) requirements for certain prescribed activities. On 8 September 2016 the CPCCCM2010B - Work safely at heights unit was superseded. As a result, from 8 September 2016 new installers who intend to undertake relevant activities will be required to complete either of the following courses: 

  • RIIWHS204D - Work safely at heights; or
  • CPCCCM2010 - Work safely on scaffolding higher than two metres. 

Further information about these changes can be found here.

 

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