Victoria calls for feedback on business energy saving
The Victorian Government is seeking feedback on a plan to expand the opportunities for Victorian businesses to participate in the Energy Saver Incentive scheme to reduce their energy use.
Energy and Resources Minister Michael O’Brien has released a consultation paper on a proposal to introduce project-based activities under the scheme, also known as the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target.
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.
“Under the existing scheme only specific energy efficiency measures such as installing certain energy saving products or replacing an existing piece of equipment with a more efficient model are recognised,” Mr O’Brien said.
“The Coalition Government is seeking feedback on how this scheme can support more initiatives that can help businesses seeking to reduce energy usage.”
The consultation paper is specifically seeking comment on the inclusion of project-based assessments of workplaces, designed to tailor site-specific initiatives to reduce energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions.
“Project-based assessments will allow for general site or process upgrades, incorporating a wider range of energy saving measures, designed to encourage more businesses to get on board with discounted energy efficiency activities,” Mr O’Brien said.
The consultation paper is available at: www.dpi.vic.gov.au/energy/about/legislation-and-regulation/energy-saver-incentive-scheme-management/scheme-expansion