The Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program is established under the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Act 2007 to help Victoria reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, reduce the use of electricity and gas and invest in industries that provide energy efficiency and demand management technology and services. The program provides subsidies for residential and business consumers to reduce their energy use by upgrading appliances, processes or buildings.

To increase the pool of opportunity for energy efficient upgrades and support the 2021-2025 VEU program targets, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (the department) is looking at expanding the range of energy efficiency upgrades (activities) that are available to households and businesses. The department is also looking to revise existing activities to make sure they are fit for purpose and realise expected greenhouse gas reductions.

Public consultation processes on new and revised activities enable stakeholders to provide feedback on both issues papers which set out options to introduce new or revise existing VEU activities, and on draft regulations and specifications which govern how an activity is delivered.

Feedback from your submissions will be used to guide the revision, creation and implementation of VEU activities.

Issues papers and draft regulations and specifications for new and revised activities will be released for consultation on the Engage Victoria website as they are developed.

The VEU program is governed by the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) Act 2007. The objectives of the Act are to:

  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • encourage the efficient use of electricity and gas
  • encourage investment, employment and technology development in industries that supply goods and services which reduce the use of electricity and gas by consumers.

Have your Say

Stakeholders can submit their feedback on new and revised VEU activities. See the tiles below for open consultations.

Feedback from stakeholder submissions will be used to guide the creation and implementation of these activities.

Submissions can also be emailed to energy.upgrades@delwp.vic.gov.au or sent as a hard copy submission to:

Energy Demand, Programs and Safety
Victorian Energy Upgrades Consultation 2019
PO Box 500, East Melbourne, VIC, 3002

If you make a submission by email or post, please indicate whether you would like your submission to be made public in full, public without your name or organisation name, or not made public.

Collection Notice

The department is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victorian privacy laws. The information you share with us in your responses will be used only for the purpose of this consultation. We will also share your submission with the Essential Services Commission, who regulate and administer the VEU program. Where you choose to provide personal information, the department may use it to provide you consolidated feedback on the submissions we receive or to seek clarification on your submission.

Information you provide may also be published as part of reporting back on the consultation, however the department will not disclose any information without your consent. All fields on this form relating to personal information are optional.

You may access the information you have provided to the department by emailing: energy.upgrades@delwp.vic.gov.au.

More information about DELWP's privacy policy is available via the link below: https://www2.delwp.vic.gov.au/privacy

About Us

The VEU program is a market-based program that encourages households and businesses to reduce their energy consumption. When accredited businesses (known as accredited providers) undertake eligible energy efficiency improvements in homes or businesses, they create Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificates (VEECs). Each VEEC represents one tonne of greenhouse gas emissions saved over the lifetime of the activity or product installed. VEECs can then be sold to energy retailers which are each assigned a number of VEECs that they must purchase based on their annual electricity and gas sales.

The VEU program is designed to encourage the uptake of energy efficiency activities in residential, business and non-residential premises. These activities are specified in the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Regulations 2018, Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (Project-Based Activities) Regulations 2017 and associated Specifications.

Find Out More on VEU

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