In April 2019, we ordered that Wattly Pty Ltd to surrender 37,919 Victorian energy efficiency certificates after being found to have breached the rules of the Victorian Energy Upgrades program.
Wattly compliance breach 2019
In April 2019, we ordered that Wattly Pty Ltd to surrender 37,919 Victorian energy efficiency certificates (VEECs) after being found to have breached the rules of the Victorian Energy Upgrades program.
Wattly were found to have created VEECs for activities, undertaken by a subcontractor, that did not fully meet our compliance requirements.
- overstating the number of energy-efficient lamps installed
- incorrectly stating the type of lights in place before the upgrade was undertaken
- overstating the level of pre-upgrade energy use, which is used to measure the energy savings gained.
Following a 10-month investigation, which found the company could not provide the evidence required to prove the level of greenhouse gas abatement being claimed at 39 sites across regional Victoria, we determined that Wattly must:
- surrender the 37,919 claimed certificates to ensure no impact on the certificate market from the non-compliant activities
- engage an independent auditor to reviews its internal processes and procedures to ensure this does not happen again.
Read more about how we regulate the Victorian Energy Upgrades program.