Insights from running the regulatory sandbox


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  • Supply and Retail Market
  • Distribution Network
  • Offshore Transmission Network
  • Transmission Network
  • Generation and Wholesale Market

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We launched the regulatory sandbox service in February 2017. The sandbox enables innovators to trial new products, services and business models without some of the usual rules applying. We have now run two application rounds (called ‘windows’) – this document sets out what we have learnt so far from running the sandbox process.

We intend to continue offering this service, and these lessons will inform how it evolves. We also hope these insights will be of use to other regulators and government departments who are considering a similar approach.