On 15 May 2020, the AER published a Final Decision granting Ergon Energy's application for a ring-fencing waiver. The waiver permits Ergon Energy to provide field services on behalf of Powerlink until 30 June 2025.
On 23 December 2019, Ergon Energy submitted an application to the AER for a waiver of its obligations under the Electricity Distribution Ring-fencing Guideline (Ring-fencing Guideline). Specifically, Ergon Energy sought to waive its legal separation and functional separation obligations under the Ring-fencing Guideline.
Our Final Decision outlines the reasons for granting the waiver.