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.
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.
29 March 2016 - The Essential Services Commission has released for public consultation the VEET Guidelines Amendments 2016 - Draft Decision. This outlines proposed amendments to the VEET Guidelines, with details and the relevant documents available here. Please note that submissions close on Friday 22 April 2016.
4 March 2016 - The Essential Services Commission is proposing changes to the administrative arrangements for Commercial Lighting activities. The changes relate to power factor considerations for LED tube installations into existing linear fluorescent luminaires, as outlined in a position paper available on the Consultation page here. Please note that submissions close on Tuesday 15 March 2016.
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.
12 February 2016 - The Essential Services Commission is proposing changes to mandatory safety training requirements for installers, as outlined in a position paper available on the Consultation page here. Please note that submissions close on Friday 4 March.
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.
30 December 2015 - A number of VEET regulatory amendments and associated administrative changes take effect from 1 January 2016. For details, please refer to the information bulletin on the Publications page of this website.