Olivia Boyd

Date: Tuesday 8 September 2020

Time: 2 – 3pm

Forum: Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program Seminar

Speaker: Olivia Boyd, Assistant DirectorNew Markets and Innovation, Australian Energy Regulator 

Location: Zoom details

Contact: Deborah Taylor, Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program Administrator

Listen to the recording here.

View slides here.

Regulatory sandboxing is a new approach to facilitating experimentation and reform in the context of a rapidly changing energy market. Pioneered in the financial sector and then adopted by the UK regulator in the energy sector, Australia’s National Electricity Market (NEM) is in the process of introducing its own regulatory sandbox mechanism. This presentation will provide an introduction to the design of regulatory sandboxing in the NEM, what factors have shaped the design of the sandbox framework so far, and what lies ahead in terms of implementing the framework.  

About the speaker 

Olivia Boyd is an Assistant Director at the Australian Energy Regulator, working on issues relating to regulatory innovation, new market development and electricity network regulation. Prior to joining the AER in 2017 Olivia had a range of roles in government, energy and market research in Australia and China.