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.
22 October 2015 - The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources has commenced public consultation on proposed amendments to the VEET Regulations, project based assessments in the VEET scheme, and applications for new activities and amendments to existing activities. The consultation documents can be found at www.energyandresources.vic.gov.au/esi.
15 October 2015 - Presentation slides from the VEET Public Forum on 15 October 2015 are available here.
12 October 2015 - The Essential Services Commission (ESC) has proposed a number of changes to the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) product approval requirements for Schedule 34 - Commercial lighting upgrade. These amendments are expected to streamline the Schedule 34 product approval process, strengthen the robustness of product approvals and align more closely with the NSW Energy Savings Scheme. Stakeholders are invited to provide submissions on the proposed arrangements to the ESC by close of business on Friday 23 October 2015. For full details, please see the Consultations page.
28 August 2015 - The Commission has approved the VEET Performance Report for the 2014 compliance year. It is available here.
26 August 2015 - The Minister for Energy, Lily D'Ambrosio has announced the targets for the VEET scheme for the next five years (2016 to 2020). The scheme will deliver 30.2 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions savings under the new targets. For further information, please refer to the Victorian Government's media release (http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/targets-to-achieve-victorias-energy-efficient-future).
31 July 2015 - The Essential Services Commission has amended requirements for approval of LED lighting products, in particular testing to validate the operating lifetime of such products. Details of the new requirements can be found in the Explanatory Note - Lodging a Product Application on the Publications page of this website, at pages 31-51 for Schedule 21 and 61-65 for Schedule 34. Products already approved under the old requirements (and applications currently being assessed by ESC) may be re-assessed under the new requirements by emailing email@example.com and including the words 'Request for re-assessment of LED lighting product application number [insert the product application ID number here]' in the email subject line.