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 16/04/14 - The ESC is undertaking a review of the Commercial Lighting Upgrade (schedule 34) activity, and requests feedback from Stakeholders in relation to several key issues. The Request for Information (RFI) document is available here. We strongly encourage all Stakeholders to respond to this RFI by C.O.B on 15 May 2014.
New Update 1/04/14 - Changes have been made to the requirements for Schedule 19 - Pre-1996 Refrigerator/Freezer Destruction. The following changes have been made to the pro-forma assignment forms (business and residential): in addition to amendments to the AP declaration, APs are now required to capture additional information about the licenced refrigerant handler completing the removal and destruction of any schedule substances from the refrigerator/freezer and the consumer phone contact number. The new assignment form is now available in the 'Forms' section of the website menu. In addition to the assignment form, APs are now required to provided the product serial number at upload. The ESC has also provided further clarity about its interpretation of and expectations for demonstrating "working order" in the Explanatory Note - Compliance Requirements for Accredited Persons by Prescribed Activity. APs are required to update their assignment forms and processes to the reflect these changes by 28 April 2014.
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.