United Energy - Ring-fencing Waiver - October 2020

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Commencement date: 
12 October 2020
Effective date: 
4 December 2020
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General enquiries - Ring-fencing AERringfencing@aer.gov.au

Overview

On 12 October 2020, United Energy submitted to the AER a ring-fencing waiver application under clause 5.2 of the Electricity Distribution Ring-fencing Guideline 2017. The waiver application has been made to allow United Energy to lease the storage capacity of pole-mounted battery units to a retailer partner as part of a trial project.

On 16 October 2020, we sought submissions from interested parties on United Energy's ring-fencing waiver application. Submissions closed on 6 November 2020. 

On 17 December 2020, we published our final decision which grants United Energy a ring-fencing waiver allowing it to lease the storage capacity of pole-mounted battery units to a retailer partner as part of a trial project, until 30 June 2026.