Policy initiatives in energy efficiency for businesses

  • Session Topic
    Energy Efficiency

Policy initiatives in energy efficiency for businesses

4 Oct 2018, 2:50 PM - 4:15 PM

Room 219
English (Australia)

Chair: Helen Sofele, Manager, DELWP


Energy Efficiency, M&V and energy savings certificates (VEEC, ESCs and ACCUs) 

Nicklas Lindewald, M&V Professional, Carbon Blue

Measurement & Verification (M&V) validates the reliability and effectiveness of an energy savings investment. M&V can be used to hold providers accountable to their energy efficiency claims. M&V can now also generate energy savings certificates that incentivises your energy efficiency investment in addition to the direct bill savings generated.

  • M&V what is it? The perfect project.
  • Which M&V certificate schemes are available and how do they differ? ESCs, VEECs and ACCUs.
  • Whole of site versus submetered M&V - pros and cons.
  • The biggest risks making savings non compliant: Independent factors, effective range and interactive effects.
  • Forward creation: Accuracy factor, precision and persistence model.


Opportunities for custom upgrades in Victorian Energy Upgrades

Andrea Espinosa, Policy Officer, DELWP

Victorian Energy Upgrades, formerly known as the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET), is a white certificate scheme that obligates energy retailers in Victoria to acquire a certain number of energy efficiency certificates each year, thereby creating a market for upgrades. The incentive for a specific upgrade is calculated based on the greenhouse gas abatement it achieves. 

We will be discussing new opportunities for business to generate incentives through the program. The presentation will describe how new methods work and how to participate – from pre-planning, implementing the upgrade and calculating the impact and incentives. This will be relevant to businesses considering undertaking energy efficiency upgrades, as well as industry professionals, who can use these incentives to promote the benefits of energy efficiency and pass discounts onto customers or increase project profitability.


The benefits of participating in the Victorian Energy Upgrades Program

Andy Sharp, Manager, Project-Based Activities, Essential Services Commission

This presentation compliments the session by the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning



  • Helen Sofele



    Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

    Helen Sofele is the Manager of Energy Efficiency Policy, with the Victorian Government’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. In this...

  • Nicklas Lindewald


    M&V Professional

    Carbon Blue

    Nicklas has experience in all three M&V certificate schemes in Australia, NSW PIAM&V, VIC PBA and the national ERF IEFE method. He is an approved M&V...

  • Andrea Espinosa


    Policy Officer


    Andrea Espinosa is a Policy Officer at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning in the Victorian Energy Upgrades Team. She works in...

  • Andy Sharp


    Manager, Project-Based Activities

    Essential Services Commission

    With over 20 years of experience in the energy efficiency field, Andy has a wealth of technical knowledge garnered from previous roles including...

Opening Times
Wed 3 Oct Exhibition 9.00am – 5.00pm
Wed 3 Oct Networking Event 5.00pm - 6.30pm
Thur 4 Oct Exhibition 9.00am – 5.00pm

Registration opens 8.00am

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