Update 16 August 2021: Victorian Energy Upgrades – New Cold Room Activity

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has published the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Amendment (Cold room) Regulations 2021 and the Victorian Energy Upgrades Specifications 2018 Version 10.0.

These Regulations and Specifications implement the new cold room activity which can be undertaken by accredited providers to create Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificates (VEECs) from 17 August 2021.

The Regulations can be downloaded here:

The Specifications can be downloaded here:

For more information on becoming accredited to deliver this new cold rooms activity, please visit the Essential Services Commission website.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the cold room consultation process.


A public consultation on the potential new Cold Room Upgrades activities was conducted in August 2019. Feedback from the consultation supported the consideration of new cold room activities, with draft regulations and specifications developed to support the introduction of these new activities.

The Cold Room Upgrade issues paper is focused on these draft regulations and specifications.

Please answer the following consultation questions about the proposed Cold Room Upgrades Regulations and Specifications.

The closing date for consultation submissions is 5 February 2021.

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: