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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 and the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (Project-Based Activities) Regulations 2017.

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

21 July 2017 - The Essential Services Commission has prepared a draft Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Scheme Compliance and Enforcement Policy for consultation with stakeholders.

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

Further information on the proposed policy can be found here.

1 July 2017 - The Essential Services Commission (ESC) has made changes to the administrative requirements for Schedule 15 - Weather sealing to support the 1 July 2017 amendments to the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Regulations 2008 (the Principal Regulations). Information about these changes and their implications for VEET stakeholders can be found here.

20 June 2017 - The Essential Services Commission (ESC) has made amendments to the decommissioning evidence requirements for Schedules 1, 3B, 5, 6, 7 & 8 (Residential and/or Business).  These updates include:

  • An allowance in some instances where geo-tagged photos are not able to be obtained, the ESC may consider provision of alternative evidence (e.g. statutory declaration), verifying that the existing unit was eligible and has been permanently rendered inoperable and the reason why geo-tagged photos were not obtained.
Further clarification about these changes can be found here

19 June 2017 - New regulations, the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (Project-Based Activities) Regulations 2017 (the PBA Regulations), became effective on 19 June 2017. The PBA Regulations add an additional method for creating VEECs and allow approved bespoke projects to benefit from the scheme.

The Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Regulations 2008, now known as 'the Principal Regulations', were also amended on this day.  These amendments allow project-based activities to create certificates more than once at different types of premises as well as update the list of prescribed greenhouse gas schemes.  The amended Principal Regulations can be found here.

The Essential Services Commission has released information about participating in project-based activities, as well as an application form for interested parties to become accredited to carry out project-based activities. 

Further information about project-based activities can be found here.

1 June 2017 - The Essential Services Commission (ESC) has made changes to the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) mandatory safety training (MST) requirements for certain activities, effective from 1 July 2017. In addition, the ESC has updated the Risk Assessment Matrix available on the 'VEET Safety and Training' page of this website.

Further information about these changes can be found here

5 May 2017 - The Essential Services Commission (ESC) has made changes to the VEET requirements for Schedules 1A, 1B, 1E & 1F.  These updates include:

  • Removal of compliance requirement to ask the household if the installation is a new gas connection for Schedules 1A & 1B. Assignment Forms (Residential and Business) have been updated to reflect this change.

  • Clarification on requirement for installers to supply a Certificate of Electrical Safety (CoES) for Schedules 1A, 1E & 1F.  

Further information about these changes can be found here

21 April 2017 The Essential Service Commission hosted a public forum for the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme on Friday 21 April 2017. 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.  

18 April 2017 - The Essential Services Commission (ESC) has made changes to the VEET website regarding expired electrician licenses and an update to Schedule 21B Assignment Forms. These updates introduce the following changes:

  • Activities for Schedule 21C, 21D, 21E and 21F will not be able to be uploaded to the VEET website if the installer has an expired license according to the Essential Services Commission (ESC) records.
  • Additional statement regarding lamp installation in the installer declaration of the Schedule 21B Assignment Form (Business and Residential).

Further information about these changes can be found here.

1 April 2017 - The Essential Services Commission (ESC) has made some important updates to product application requirements for Schedule 21 and 34 that will be introduced on 1 May 2017 and a clarification of product installation requirements for Schedule 21 and 34. These updates include:

  • Update of product application requirements for lamps and lighting equipment submitted for product approval.
  • Clarification of product installation requirements for lamps and lighting equipment installed under VEET.

Further information about these changes can be found here.


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