Ring-fencing waivers

The AER's Electricity Ring-fencing guideline is currently in the implementation stage, with all distribution businesses asked to assess their current ability to comply and submit any necessary waiver applications before full compliance is mandatory, from 1 January 2018.

The Guideline provides that a DNSP may apply to the AER for a waiver of its obligations under clauses 3.1, 4.2 and/or 4.4.1(a) of the Guideline.

We will publish waiver applications, along with any calls for submissions and decision documents. Enquiries about the waiver process should be directed to ringfencing@aer.gov.au.

The Guideline requires distributors to establish registers for approved waivers. We may add links to those registers as they become available.