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The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning develops policy for the Victorian Energy Upgrades program. The program provides incentives for Victorian households and organisations to make energy efficiency improvements that save money on their bills and reduce Victoria's greenhouse gas emissions. The Essential Services Commission (the commission) administers the program as the 'Victorian Energy Efficiency Target scheme' under the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Act 2007

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The VEET scheme was established under the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Act 2007 (the Act) and commenced on 1 January 2009. The scheme is administered in accordance with the Act, 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 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 October 2018 - We have released an information bulletin outlining proposed changes to our operational framework to support the regulatory changes commencing on 10 December 2018, and the proposed timeline for these changes and release of information to program participants leading up to this date. 

5 October 2018 - We have published our VEET performance report for the 2017 calendar year. The report includes information on our participants' application and certificate assessment outcomes, our audit and complaince outcomes and other key work activities and projects delivered to strengthen and manage the expansion of the scheme. 

5 October 2018 - The Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Regulations 2018, which have a commencement date of 10 December 2018, have now been published. The regulations and other associated documents, incluiding the Victorian Energy Upgrades Specification 2018 and the department's response to consultation submissions can be found at the Engage Victoria Website. 

24 September 2018 - We have made some important updates to the documents related to project-based activities (PBA). The updates include changes to measurement and verification to reduce administrative requirements, and the introduction of two new documents to make participation in this activity easier. Further information on this and an update on the progress of the method can be found in this information bulletin.

24 September 2018 - AGL has paid a penalty of almost $3 million pursuant to two shortfall penalty notices being issued by the commission in respect of their 2017 liability under the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target scheme. Further information can be found in this media release.

6 September 2018 - We have introduced three additional evidence requirements for Schedule 34 - BB lighting upgrades to strengthen the VEET scheme's compliance regime. Further information can be found in the information bulletin and the Explanatory note - building based lighting upgrades - part 2: compliance requirements.

31 August 2018 - We have made minor updates to the product application requirements in the Explanatory note - lodging a product application under Schedules 1 to 4 - solar water heating of the VEET Regulations. Further information can be found in this information bulletin.

30 August 2018 - We have introduced a new feature to our Register of participants page which helps organisations find accredited persons who create certificates on behalf of third parties. Further information can be found in this information bulletin.

              

 
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