VEET Scheme Victorian Energy Upgrades VIC - Aussie Greenmarks

Victorian Energy Upgrades

Formerly VEET Scheme

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.

What is VEU (VEET) Scheme?

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 emissions 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.

Source : https://www.energy.vic.gov.au/energy-efficiency/victorian-energy-upgrades/about-the-program

BENEFITS

  • Did you know that you could save up to 80% on your lighting costs (up to per globe per year) by installing more efficient lighting technology?
  • Recent developments in lighting technology, including LEDs and CFLs, mean that the lighting in your home can be powered more efficiently.
  • Not only will the latest energy-efficient lighting reduce your energy bill but it will also reduce your maintenance costs because new lighting technology lasts longer.
  • The Victorian Government is committed to helping households and businesses reduce their bills by offering financial incentives for replacing your old lighting equipment.

HOW IT WORKS?

  1. Product discounts are granted through the yearly greenhouse gas reduction targets that the Victorian Government has set for our energy retailers.
  2. To meet these targets, energy retailers must buy Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificates that equal the amount of greenhouse gas that has been reduced or prevented from entering our atmosphere.
  3. One certificate equals one tonne of greenhouse gas.
  4. There is no catch, just avail the Govt incentive and enjoy savings on your lighting bills.

Find Out More

FIND YOUR ELIGIBILITY

All Victorian 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.

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