Issue date

The AER is seeking written submissions on Ergon Energy’s application for a waiver from clauses 3.1(b) and 4.2.3 of the Ring-fencing guideline (Electricity distribution).

Ergon Energy applied to the AER for a waiver on 25 October 2023.

The waiver application, if approved, would allow Ergon Energy to install, own, operate and maintain consumer energy resources behind participating customers’ meters in isolated networks in Queensland. Ergon Energy has provided a complete list of isolated networks in an addendum

Have your say

We invite stakeholders to provide submissions on Ergon Energy’s ring-fencing waiver application to inform our decision-making. 

We prefer to make written submissions publicly available to facilitate an informed and transparent consultative process. We will treat written submissions as public documents unless otherwise requested. 

Stakeholders should email any comments or written submissions to AERringfencingataer [dot] gov [dot] au (AERringfencing[at]aer[dot]gov[dot]au) by close of business on 8 March 2024.


The proposed timing for our consultation and decision is:

  • 9 February 2024 – publish Initiation notice for consultation
  • 8 March 2024 – Submissions close
  • May 2024 – AER issues decision and statement of reasons