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.
16 December 2013 - The Essential Services Commission has made an order under section 19A of the Victorian Energy Efficiency Act 2007, requiring Energy Efficient Technologies Pty Ltd (EET) to engage an auditor approved by the Commission to obtain an independent audit of EET's compliance with the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Act 2007 and the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Regulations 2008 in relation to certificates created by EET in the period 02 January 2013 to 08 October 2013 in respect of the prescribed activity under regulation 6(1)(x) (Installing a standby power controller).
30 October 2013 - The Essential Services Commission (ESC) has revoked the accreditation of ENCERCC Pty Ltd pursuant to Section 14A of the VEET Act, effective from 30 October 2013.
The decision to revoke ENCERCC's VEET accreditation was made as a result of its failure to comply with:
- a mandatory surrender order for Victorian energy efficiency certificates (VEECs) made by the ESC; and
- VEET scheme requirements to provide requested information to support certificate claims.
23 October 2013 - The Essential Services Commission (ESC) has been made aware of a website that provides misleading information to consumers. The website purports to represent an entity called 'VECO Led Lighting'. The ESC is not aware of any Accredited Persons under the VEET scheme that operate under this name.
The website contains content similar to the VEET website and on some web pages content is copied directly from the VEET website.
The ESC wishes to make it clear that:
- The ESC has not endorsed or approved an entity called 'VECO Led Lighting' as an Accredited Person in the VEET scheme.
New Update 3/03/14 - The ESC has further streamlined the process of applying for accreditation and additional activity approval. New application forms for both these processes are now available from the Publications page.
Update 5/12/13 - A number of significant changes to the way that stakeholders engage with the VEET product register take effect from Thursday 5 December 2013. The ESC has released a range of documentation to assist with these changes. Please see the Information Bulletin and Explanatory Note for essential information.
Update 5/12/13 - Solar water heater product applications previously assessed by Sustainability Victoria will now be received and assessed by the Essential Services Commission. If you are involved in the manufacture, supply or installation of solar water heater products please read the following Information Bulletin for further information.
Update 12/09/13 - Following a period of public consultation, various amendments to the VEET Guidelines were approved by the Essential Services Commission and published in the Victorian Government Gazette in accordance with the requirements of section 74(3) of the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Act. The full Gazette can be accessed here.
Update 06/09/13 -The Essential Services Commission has announced significant adjustments to the level of abatement assigned to advanced standby power controllers. A copy of the Information Bulletin detailing these adjustments can be obtained here.
Update 30/08/13 - The Essential Services Commission has approved the 2012 VEET Annual Performance Report. A copy of the report can be obtained here.
Update 23/08/13 - On 31 July 2013 the Essential Services Commission (ESC) issued a mandatory surrender order that Accredited Person ENCERCC Pty Ltd surrender 21,312 certificates in relation to Schedule 6, space heating installations, by 30 August 2013.
Update 9/8/13 - Changes have been made to the Schedule 21 assignment form proforma (for both residential and business sectors). Amongst other things, the changes include new questions concerning 'transformer type' for installations of downlights under Schedule 21C. Accredited Persons (APs) approved for Schedule 21 must make the necessary changes to their assignment forms by 6 September 2013. An email providing more details about the change, and about what steps impacted APs should take, has been sent to all VEET account holders.