This Victorian Government program helps businesses and households cut power bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It does this by providing access to discounted energy-efficient products and services. Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Act 2007 (the Act) and commenced on 1 January 2009. The scheme is administered in accordance with the Act, the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Regulations 2008 and the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (Project-Based Activities) Regulations 2017. 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.
The Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program is helping Victorians cut power bills and reduce
greenhouse gas emissions by giving households and businesses access to discounted
energy-efficient products and services.
The program works by setting a state-wide target for energy savings that result in a range of energy-efficient products and services being made available to homes and businesses at a discount.
Accredited providers that deliver these financial incentives can generate Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificates (VEECs). The number of certificates generated is based on the greenhouse gas savings that are associated with the product or service. The level of incentive or discount received by households and businesses varies depending on the market activity and certificate price.
Products must be professionally installed by an approved provider. Incentives for the purchase of some appliances may be available at point of sale at participating retailers. Consumers should check with an accredited provider prior to purchase.
The Victorian Energy Upgrades program is a market-based program. Since it is a free market, the value of certificates can fluctuate due to consumer supply and demand rates, just like any other type of market. Consequently, the availability of products and services can also vary over time.
The Victorian Energy Upgrades program (previously the ‘VEET scheme’) is established under the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Act 2007, the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Regulations 2008 and the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (Project-Based Activities) Regulations 2017.
This legislative framework places a legal requirement on energy retailer companies to meet an annual greenhouse gas emission reduction target by surrendering Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificates.
The program is administered by the Essential Services Commission (ESC), which is the independent regulator of the retail energy industry in Victoria. Its role is to oversee compliance and performance reporting by energy businesses and to accredit businesses and the products and services which are eligible under the program. More information about the administration of the program can be found on the ESC website.
All NSW households and businesses that have old lighting technology such as incandescent globes, mercury halide, fluorescent tube light, or halogen down-lights are eligible to participate. Terms and conditions may apply.
You can always call us 1300 246 533 and find your eligibility.