24 August 2016 - The Essential Services Commission has approved the release of the 2015 VEET Performance Report, available here.
1 August 2016 - The Essential Service Commission has introduced new Schedule 34 requirements for lighting upgrades undertaken on a road or in a public or outdoor space. These types of upgrades are regarded as "non-building based" (NBB) lighting activities. Further information about the administrative arrangements for non-building based lighting upgrade activities and its implication for VEET stakeholders is available here.
1 July 2016 - The Essential Services Commission has made important changes to the VEET product approval process. Effective 1 July 2016, product applications that do not meet the requirements of the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Regulations 2008 or the Explanatory Note - Lodging a product application will not be approved. Further, a maximum of two requests for information will be issued in respect of an incomplete application before the application is "Not approved". Further information regarding the changes can be found here.
9 June 2016 - Recent amendments to the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Act 2007 and the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Regulations 2008 resulted in the need to update various sections of the VEET Guidelines. In addition to these legislative amendments, VEET administrative procedures have changed.
Amended Guidelines were published in the Government Gazette on 9 June 2016 and take effect from that day. The Guidelines include new clauses concerning the register of products, and compliance and enforcement, as well as a number of other updates. Further information about the Guidelines can be found here.
26 April 2016 - The Essential Services Commission has made changes to Mandatory Safety Training (MST) requirements, effective from 20 July 2016. The MST requirements are updated to mandate completion of the CPCCCM2010B - Working safely at heights unit, for residential installations of Schedules 13, 14, 15 and 21A & 21B. In addition, the MST requirements for Schedule 26 now include CPCPCM2023A - Carry out OHS requirements and VU21859 - retrofitting to improve energy and water efficiency. Further information about the changes is available here.
15 April 2016 - The Essential Services Commission has made changes to the administrative arrangements for Schedule 34 - Commercial Lighting Upgrades, to become effective from 16 May 2016 following a one month transition period. The changes relate to new compliance requirements for linear LED tube installations into existing linear fluorescent luminaires. Further information about the changes are available here.
4 April 2016 - Important amendments to the VEET Regulations and consequent changes to the VEET website commenced on 4 April. Further information about the regulatory amendments is available here and the website changes here.
1 March 2016 - Important amendments to the VEET Regulations and consequent changes to the VEET website commenced on 1 March. Further information about the regulatory amendments is available here and the website changes here.
1 February 2016 - A new prescribed activity under Schedule 21 (Incandescent Lighting) - Schedule 21 E involving the replacement of a mains voltage GU10 halogen lamp of at least 35 watts with a low energy GU10 lamp - commences operation in the VEET scheme today. Further information about the amendment and its implications for VEET stakeholders is available here.
29 January 2016 - The Essential Services Commission has decided to impose a restriction on the accreditation of Spencer Cafe Pty Ltd trading as VERT & CLEAN from 28 January 2016. During the period of the accreditation restriction, VERT & CLEAN is prohibited from undertaking any activities prescribed in Schedule 21 of the VEET Regulations 2008 until it has satisfied the Commission that it has adequate training, systems, processing and auditing controls in place to ensure future Schedule 21 prescribed activities comply with the VEET Act 2007 and the Regulations.