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Sandbox Register

Ofgem introduced an initiative (Innovation Link) in 2016 to promote innovation through what is known as a regulatory sandbox. This allows innovators to trial new products, services and business models in a real-world environment without having to comply with all the industry obligations.

So far, the regulatory sandbox has covered obligations controlled by Ofgem based on four eligibility criteria:

  • Innovation;
  • Consumer benefit;
  • Background research; and
  • The need for support.

If innovators are not licenced and are seeking derogation, then they will need to work with a licensed business for the duration of the sandbox.

Further guidance on applying for an Innovation Sandbox Derogation can be found here.

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