On 17 December 2020, the AER published a final decision granting approval of United Energy's application for a ring-fencing waiver. The waiver permits United Energy to lease the storage capacity of pole-mounted battery units to a retailer partner as part of a trial project.
On 12 October 2020, United Energy submitted an application to the AER for a waiver of its obligations under the Electricity Distribution Ring-fencing Guideline (Guideline). Specifically, United Energy sought to waive its legal separation obligation under the Guideline.
Our final decision outlines the reasons for granting the waiver.