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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.


 

November 2017

18 December 2017 ??? We have updated the following documents relating to the administration of scheduled activity premises:-

  1. Explanatory note ??? large energy users??? scheduled activity premises to provide greater clarity around our position where a scheduled activity premises (SAP) involves (i) a change in site purpose, and (ii) multiple buildings and/or multiple occupiers

     

  2. Notification to undertake a prescribed activity by a scheduled activity premises template to include a table requesting NMI and MIRN information for each premises

??? We have updated the following documents relating to the administration of scheduled activity premises:-

  1. Explanatory note ??? large energy users??? scheduled activity premises to provide greater clarity around our position where a scheduled activity premises (SAP) involves (i) a change in site purpose, and (ii) multiple buildings and/or multiple occupiers

     

  2. Notification to undertake a prescribed activity by a scheduled activity premises template to include a table requesting NMI and MIRN information for each premises


November 2017

Latest updates

16 January 2018 - We have made some minor updates to the product application function of the VEET website as well as the Explanatory note - lodging a product application . Further information on these changes can be found in the information bulletin here

11 January 2018 - We have released a consultation paper - Mandatory safety training requirements - seeking your submissions in respect of three proposed changes to the VEET scheme's mandatory safety training requirements. Submissions must be received by 26 January 2018. 

21 December 2017 - We have released a new explanatory note - Explanatory note - safety, risks and training obligations - dedicated to safety, risks and training obligations. The document aims to help businesses and installers understand their safety and training obligations when completing prescribed activities under the VEET scheme.

18 December 2017 - We have updated the following documents relating to the administration of scheduled activity premises:

  1. Explanatory note - large energy users' scheduled activity premises to provide greater clarity around our position where a scheduled activity premises (SAP) involves (i) a change in site purpose, and (ii) multiple buildings and/or multiple occupiers

  2. Notification to undertake a prescribed activity by a scheduled activity premises template to include a table requesting NMI and MIRN information for each premises

14 December 2017 - We have released new and updated documentation for parties interested in participating in project-based activities using the measurement and verification method. The list of documents released and updated can be found in the information bulletin here.

17 November 2017 - We have made changes to our requirements for project-based activities (PBA) under the VEET scheme.

We have recently received clarification from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) on the scope of this activity as it is defined in the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (Project-Based Activities) Regulations 2017 and the Measurement and Verification in the VEET scheme - Methods and Variables document. As such, international performance measurement and verification protocol (IPMVP) option A (retrofit isolation: key parameter measurement) is not an eligible option in the measurement and verification method of PBA. This leaves only options B (retrofit isolation: all parameter measurement) and C (whole facility) as eligible options in this activity.

The following documents have been updated to reflect this clarification:

These documents can be found on the publications page of this website.

8 November 2017 - We have released our VEET scheme compliance and enforcement policy and final decision.

The policy outlines our approach to promoting and enforcing compliance with the VEET Act and VEET Regulations and is important because:

  • it ensures that the greenhouse gas abatement claimed by accredited persons is achieved
  • it ensures scheme participants compete on a level playing field
  • it reduces risk to scheme participants and consumers
  • it protects the integrity of the scheme.

These documents can be found on the publications page of this website.

17 October 2017 - We held the Victorian Energy Upgrades forum on Friday, 13th October 2017. The presentation slides from the forum can be found here.   



 
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