AER opens consultation on first trial waiver

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has opened consultation on its first trial waiver application through the newly launched Energy Innovation Toolkit. 

The AER today released a Consultation Notice seeking views on Endeavour Energy’s waiver application. The application seeks a waiver from certain regulatory requirements to facilitate smart meter replacements in parts of NSW that would enable the delivery of load management services. 

The Consultation Notice outlines the application, including details of the proposed trial, Endeavour’s assessment of the merits against the innovative trial principles , and questions for consultation. 

Have your say

We welcome submissions from interested parties on Endeavour Energy’s trial waiver application by close of business, 6 June 2023. Written submissions or requests to make a submission via alternative methods (e.g. through a meeting with AER staff) should be emailed to


This new trial function is part of the AER’s commitment to regulatory sandboxing , which aims to help energy innovators and start-ups navigate complex regulatory frameworks and enable the trial of new products and services that will deliver greater choice and cheaper options for consumers.