Lighting upgrades undertaken in a public open space are 'public lighting upgrade activities' under the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program.
Public lighting upgrades
Public lighting upgrades eligibility
Public lighting upgrades are those undertaken in a public open space that is owned by a distribution company, council or responsible road authority. For example, a public lighting upgrade may be undertaken on an eligible:
- road (other than the replacement or installation of traffic signals)
- a public or outdoor space (that is not a sports field).
See the resources tab on this page for a detailed activity guide for the program requirements for creating Victoria energy efficiency certificates (VEECs) for public lighting upgrades, together with supporting documentation which must be completed for this activity.
If you are interested in undertaking public lighting activities you can either:
- work with an accredited person who is accredited to undertake public lighting upgrades
- apply for public lighting activity approval (see resources tab).
Get lighting products approved
Under the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) Regulations, any product installed as part of a public lighting upgrade must either be:
- approved by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) at the time of installation
- approved by us by the time of VEEC creation for listing in our register of products.
However, AEMO approved product still need to be submitted to us for inclusion in our register of products prior to VEEC creation to enable to the creation of VEECs in our registry system.
Go to the product applicants page for information on how to apply for a lighting product to be listed on our register of products for this activity.
Use following documents only for activities undertaken under the 2018 VEET Regulations (i.e. for activities undertaken from 10 December 2018).