Trials legislation passes SA House of Assembly - 24 October 2022

On 18 October 2022, the legislation enabling the provision of trial waivers by the AER and trial rule changes by the AEMC passed the House of Assembly and is now  awaiting passage through the Legislative Council.

This an exciting update as it means the trial power is one step closer to coming into effect. It is expected that legislation will come into effect in November 2022 (however it may be later subject to the passage through the Legislative Council).

In preparation for this change however, there are many ways trial proponents can get ahead of the game and start some important discussions with us now.

Not sure how current energy regulations apply to your project?

Find out what you might be missing. Our Innovation Enquiry Service is designed to give you tailored guidance on your proposed innovation. We can tell you what regulations might apply, what you might need a waiver from, and we can get our project partner agencies thinking about your proposal.

Not sure what is involved in applying for a trial waiver?

Read our Trials page for more information and also check out our draft Trial Project Guidelines and Explanatory Statement.

While these are not the final documents (which cannot be released until after the legislation has passed), they give a good indication of what we ask in the application process, what we will consider when evaluating applications, and what the steps involved are.

Keen to find out more?

Get in touch with us through our website!

1) Make sure you are clear on what energy regulation/s you are interested in seeking a waiver from.

Not sure? You can lodge an enquiry through our secure portal.

2) Feel ready to get started?

Reach out to us through our contacts form to organise a pre-trial confidential discussion with us to get us thinking about your trial and what might need to happen for it to go ahead.