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.
28 August 2015 - The Commission has approved the VEET Performance Report for the 2014 compliance year. It is available here.
26 August 2015 - The Minister for Energy, Lily D'Ambrosio has announced the targets for the VEET scheme for the next five years (2016 to 2020). The scheme will deliver 30.2 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions savings under the new targets. For further information, please refer to the Victorian Government's media release (http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/targets-to-achieve-victorias-energy-efficient-future).
31 July 2015 - The Essential Services Commission has amended requirements for approval of LED lighting products, in particular testing to validate the operating lifetime of such products. Details of the new requirements can be found in the Explanatory Note - Lodging a Product Application on the Publications page of this website, at pages 31-51 for Schedule 21 and 61-65 for Schedule 34. Products already approved under the old requirements (and applications currently being assessed by ESC) may be re-assessed under the new requirements by emailing email@example.com and including the words 'Request for re-assessment of LED lighting product application number [insert the product application ID number here]' in the email subject line.
17 June 2015 - A reminder to Accredited Persons that pursuant to section 17(2) of the VEET Act, certificates for activities undertaken in calendar year 2014 cannot be created after Tuesday 30 June 2015. To ensure the ESC can process your certificate claims for activities that occurred in 2014 please lodge creations for these activities by Tuesday 30 June 2015.
1 June 2015 - Order in Council published the 2015 Green House Gas Reduction rates on 26 May 2015 and for the 2015 compliance year (1 January to 31 December 2015) the RE factor is 0.13637 and the RG factor is 0.00811. See http://www.gazette.vic.gov.au/gazette/Gazettes2015/GG2015G021.pdf.
29 May 2015 - The Essential Services Commission has finalised its position on proposed changes to requirements for approval of LED lighting products, in particular testing to validate the operating lifetime of such products. Further information about the new requirements can be found in the position paper on the Consultations page. Interested persons may comment on the ESC's position. The deadline for comments is Friday 12 June 2015.