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The Australian Government has created the Energy Innovation Toolkit to better respond to the energy sectors’ evolving needs, to encourage competition resulting in better outcomes for energy consumers, and to allow Australia’s energy frameworks to better adapt to rapid technological change.
The Energy Innovation Toolkit is delivered by the Australian Energy Regulator, in coordination with our Project Partners.
Virtual Power Plant
Hypothetical case study illustrating virtual power plant
Particularly relevant for: market participants (including existing aggregators), community groups, local governments, developersRead More
The AER today has released a Consultation Notice for its first trial waiver The Regulatory Sandboxing trial waiver function allows the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) to grant a time limited trial waiver for eligible trial projects, exempting an innovator from having to comply with specified rules for a period of time to allow a trial to proceed. The Victorian Regulatory Sandboxing trial waiver function allows Essential Services Commission (ESC) to issue trial waivers providing time limited relief from Victorian energy frameworks. For more information, please see our trials page and the AER's Trial Projects Guidelines. application from Endeavour Energy.
The Energy Innovation Toolkit receives a lot of enquiries concerning virtual power plants and peer-to-peer transactions. To make things easier for innovators we have published a regulatory explainer on these kinds of technology, including information about how they work and what regulations apply. If you want to know more about VPPs or P2P trading see our article here.
The Energy Innovation Toolkit receives a lot of enquiries concerning selling energy. To make things easier for innovators we have published a regulatory explainer on how energy is sold and purchased and the kinds of regulations that apply. If you want to know more about selling energy see our article here.