In Victoria, AEMO has additional energy emergency management responsibilities, detailed in the Victorian Energy Emergency Communications Protocol (VEECP). The VEECP was established to ensure timely advice and information is coordinated between stakeholders when responding to an energy incident. Signatories to the VEECP include AEMO, Victorian distribution businesses, the Victorian Government, and emergency services across Victoria.
A copy of the VEECP is available below.
Victorian Electricity Emergency Committee
The Victorian Electricity Emergency Committee (VEEC) includes representatives from the Victorian electricity industry, the state government, and emergency services.
The VEEC’s charter is to develop policies and procedures to ensure the coordination of electricity emergencies in Victoria. The committee also oversees the following working groups: VEEC Operations Working Group, VEEC Technical Working Group, and VEEC Communications Working Group.
For further details please contact the AEMO Emergency Management Services team.
Victorian Electricity Emergency Committee – Operations Working Group
The VEEC Operations Working Group (VEEC – OWG) consists of industry, government, and emergency services, and reports to the VEEC. The role of the group is to develop, implement,and exercise sound emergency response and restoration processes to manage electricity emergencies in Victoria. The working group also reviews the management of all electricity emergency incidents with a view to continuously improving emergency protocols and procedures. The working group is the industry liaison point for government, emergency services, and other relevant emergency management organisations or utilities.
The VEEC – OWG meets twice a year. For further details please contact the AEMO Emergency Management Services team.
Victorian Electricity Emergency Committee – Technical Working Group
The VEEC Technical working group consists of representatives from industry and the Victorian State Government and reports to the VEEC. The role of the group is to maintain documentation associated with load shedding facilities, load shedding priorities, and load restoration priorities. The working group also reviews the operation of load shedding facilities after electricity emergency incidents. It will also periodically review load shedding and restoration priorities in consultation with stakeholders and review electricity emergency incidents, continuously improving emergency procedures and load shedding and restoration priorities.
The VEEC Technical working group meet three times a year. For further details please contact the AEMO Emergency Management Services team.
Victorian Load Shedding procedures
- Load Shedding Change Management
- Schedule of Manual Load Shedding Order
- Victorian Automatic Under Frequency Load Shedding Scheme
Victorian Single Industry Spokesperson protocol
The Victorian Single Industry Spokesperson (SIS) protocol for electricity in Victoria is designed to ensure media, customers, and the general public receive coordinated and timely responses that communicate the agreed key messages and give clear advice about the status of a widespread electricity emergency.