VIC Government introduces commercial lighting under VEET
16 May 2012
On 17 May 2012, the Victorian Government (through the Essential Services Commission) introduced commercial lighting upgrades as a prescribed activity for the creation of Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificates (VEECs) under the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET).
This means there is financial incentive for owners or tenants of commercial premises to retrofit their premises to include energy efficient lighting. Certificates are created on a ‘deemed basis’ (i.e. the lifetime savings are created upfront, generally for up to ten years). The certificate value will lower the upfront costs and reduce the payback time of the upgrade.
Green Energy Trading is a specialist in the creation of environmental certificates and is available to partner with you to enable improved energy efficiency and cost savings for your (or your customer’s) business.
Green Energy Trading has been accredited to create VEECs as part of the VEET scheme since 2009, and has been accredited to create Energy Savings Certificates (ESCs) for Commercial Lighting as part of the Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) in NSW since 2011.
This allows Green Energy Trading to create VEECs and ESCs when nominated to do so by the original energy saver (e.g. project owner) without the need for gaining accreditation themselves.
If you are a manufacturer or distributor and would like your efficient lighting product to be eligible for VEEC creation for Commercial Lighting, the product must first be accepted by the Essential Services Commission through an Accredited Person.
As an Accredited Person, Green Energy Trading can apply for product acceptance from the Essential Services Commission on your behalf. Click here for an overview of the documentation and certificates that will be required, and contact us via email or telephone (03 9805 0700) if you would like to commence this process.
Green Energy Trading handles all aspects of the certificate registration process, including collation of compliant documentation, registration of certificates and the handling of records and files. Green Energy Trading can consistently deliver competitive certificate value in an effective way that provides confidence to the Regulator.
If you provide efficient lighting solutions in Victoria and New South Wales and wish to investigate the opportunities that commercial lighting certificates present for your business, please contact us via email or telephone (03 9805 0700) for a confidential discussion.
For more information on Green Energy Trading’s activities in the NSW ESCs creation for commercial lighting activities, please click here.
For further information on the VEET, please visit www.veet.vic.gov.au
For further information on the ESS, please visit http://www.ess.nsw.gov.au/Home