AER makes final decision on United Energy ring-fencing waiver

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.

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Issued date: 
17 December 2020
AER reference: 
AC 177/20
Contact: 
General enquiries - Ring-fencing AERringfencing@aer.gov.au