Changes to Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme introduced

Friday, 26 February 2016

On the 30th December 2015 the Victorian Government introduced a number of regulatory changes to the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme.

The amendments are part of ongoing efforts to strengthen and refine the VEET scheme to ensure it continues to reflect market uptake and changing technology.

Plumbing practitioners should be particularly aware of the following amendments to the requirements:

  • All households that install ducted reverse-cycle air conditioning will be able to benefit from the VEET scheme. Previously this was limited only to areas that had no access to reticulated mains gas.
  • The minimum performance requirements for space heaters to be eligible under the VEET scheme have been tightened. This means a substantial number of space heaters which previously benefited from the VEET are no longer eligible. Practitioners should consult the updated VEET Product Register.
  • The number of Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificates (VEEC) that can be claimed by gas or liquefied petroleum space heaters has also been tightened. In practice this means that gas or liquefied petroleum heaters will not be entitled to as many VEECs as they were previously.

For further information, please visit the VEET website

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