What is a regulatory sandbox?

Publication date
7th September 2018
Information types
Policy areas

Ofgem’s Innovation Link is a ‘one stop shop’ offering support on energy regulation to businesses looking to launch new products, services or business models. Whatever your proposition, we can help you understand what Ofgem rules might mean for you. We have supported start-ups, corporations, councils and not-for-profits.

Where our regulation prevents the launch of a product or service that could benefit consumers, we can look to grant a regulatory sandbox to enable a trial. A regulatory sandbox enables innovators to trial new products, services and business models without some of the usual rules applying. This document sets out further information on what a regulatory sandbox is.