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
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.
Register of current trials
The AER is required to establish, maintain and publish a register of all trial waiver certificates.
There are currently no trial waivers underway
The AER will publish a register once there is a waiver in operation.
Register of proposed trials
The AER is required to establish, maintain and publish a register of all proposed trial waivers under consultation.
Endeavour Energy lodged an application for a trial waiver with the AER through the Energy Innovation Toolkit on 27 February 2023. The AER is now consulting on the proposed trial waiver application and seeking stakeholder views on matters including whether the trial waiver application meets the eligibility requirements and the innovative trial principles.
Read more about the kinds of regulatory relief we offer and how our Project Partners will work together to facilitate trials.