Trials provide a structured framework for innovative products and services to be tested in a real-world environment while still protecting consumers. Using trial waivers and time-limited rule changes, trial projects provide proponents with evidence on the feasibility of new business models. Evidence from successful or positive trials may in turn inform future regulatory change.
About Regulatory Sandboxing
A Regulatory Sandboxing trial temporarily removes or amends an energy regulatory barrier, allowing an innovative business model to be tested that would normally be unable to proceed under current frameworks. The outcomes of trials provide evidence for proponents and policy makers on how new regulatory settings could function in a real-world environment.
We are currently accepting applications for trials requiring relief from national energy frameworks through the national Regulatory Sandboxing function, as well as applications for trials requiring relief from Victorian energy frameworks through the Victorian Regulatory Sandboxing function. If you think your project is suitable for a trial, you can meet with our team to discuss your application.
Read more about the kinds of regulatory relief we offer and how our Project Partners will work together to facilitate trials.