The Ring-fencing Guideline permits network operators to apply to the AER for a waiver in certain circumstances.

Essential Energy sought, and had approved, several waivers relating to:

  • administrative issues primarily due to the timing between the commencement of the Ring-fencing Guideline and service classification decisions
  • Essential Water and a water access agreement with Clarence Valley Council
  • Technical training services in specific regional locations; and
  • Provider of Last Resort provisions for our core construction and maintenance services across our footprint.

As required by section 5.7 of the Ring-fencing Guideline, Essential Energy has prepared a Waiver Register to inform our stakeholders about the status of our waivers.

Copies of our waivers and the AER’s decision can be found on the AER website.