Market Update | 22 March

  • The Victorian regulator is has released invitations to attend a webinar on the proposed bans to door knocking and telemarketing
  • Data centers NABERS funding for sites Australia-wide is still available
  • Victorian agencies join forces to improve heat pump hot water systems compliance

VEU Webinar Invitation: Proposed Telemarketing & Doorknocking Bans

On Tuesday, the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) Program issued invitations for attendance to their industry webinar on the proposed ban on telemarketing and doorknocking under the program.

The webinar, to be held on Wednesday 17 April, will provide an overview of the ban’s scope, how Accredited Persons and Scheme Participants should prepare and how compliance will be monitored and enforced.

While three options have been presented, the government’s preferred option proposes a phased telemarketing and door knocking ban, with telemarketing to be banned from 1 May and door knocking to be banned from 1 August.

NABERS Funding for Data Centres Remains Open

As mentioned in previous editions of our Market Update, the federal government has released a limited round of funding for NABERS ratings at data centres across the country.

Eligible sites can gain access to funding of up to $8,000.00 + GST per premises.

The first rating must be completed in 2024 and, while the it doesn’t have to be consecutive, the second rating must be stated in an action plan.

Funding will close in April 2024 or until exhausted so reach out to a member of our Energy & Carbon Services team to secure your spot now.

Multi-Agency Heat Pump Hot Water System Compliance Project (VIC)

A joint taskforce comprised of Victorian regulators and agencies will seek to improve the compliance standards heat pump hot water installations under the VEU to better align with industry and safety standards.

The collaborative approach will join the Essential Services Commission, Solar Victoria, the Victorian Building Authority, Energy Safe Victoria and WorkSafe Victoria to focus on ensuring the safety, quality, and compliance in hot water system installations.

Along with technical education and guidance, the taskforce will intensify inspections and audits to improve installer competency and take enforcement action when the program rules are not followed.

Ben Lumley | Programs & Account Manager VIC
Ben specialises in VEU Activities (Residential Retrofits, Residential & Commercial Heat Pumps, Air Conditioning, Commercial Lighting), and ESS Activities (IHEAB Heat Pumps).

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