Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2007
Date Ended:2010
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Market-based instruments>Green certificates, Policy Support>Strategic planning, Regulatory Instruments>Other mandatory requirements, Regulatory Instruments>Obligation schemes 
Policy Target:Wind>Onshore, Bioenergy>Biomass for power, Geothermal>Power, Hydropower, Multiple RE Sources>Power, Ocean>Tidal, Ocean>Wave, Solar, Solar>Solar photovoltaic, Solar Thermal, Wind, Wind>Offshore
Policy Sector:Electricity
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:Essential Services Commission

The Victorian Renewable Energy Target scheme is a market-based measure to increase the share of electricity consumption in Victoria from renewable energy sources to 10% by 2016. Under the scheme, all electricity retailers and wholesale purchasers of electricity in Victoria have a legal liability to contribute towards the generation of additional renewable energy by acquiring Victorian renewable energy certificates (VRECs).

The renweable power percentage for the 2009 compliance year (1 January to 31 December 2009) has been set at 1.50%.

The scheme will be transitioned into the national expanded Renewable Energy Target which is to commence in 2010.

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