Trials legislation passes SA Upper House - 18 November 2022

Legislation to allow the Energy Innovation Toolkit to offer trial proponents time-limited regulatory relief through trial waivers and trial rule changes has passed through the upper house of South Australian Parliament.

There are a few processes which must occur before we can open for trial applications. The Regulatory Sandboxing Bill must be proclaimed through a final Cabinet process so that it can come into effect and new rules must be made by the Minister, which will then enable the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) to publish the final version of our Trial Projects Guidelines, that will lay out the conditions under which we will administer trials.

We’re excited to see sandboxing legislation pass this important milestone, and we encourage you to watch this space for updates in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, it’s never too early to get in touch with our team to discuss how a trial could help your project.

  • For more information about the EIT’s approach to delivering trials, see the AER’s draft Trial Projects Guidelines (noting that the AER intends to publish a final version in the near future)
  • For information about the regulatory scope of the AER’s trial waiver power and the Australian Energy Market Commission’s trial rule change power, see our Trials overview page.
  • For information about the EIT’s trial application process, see here.