Discusses the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)—a key factor in determining regulated utilities’ return on assets for the purposes of setting prices. Outlines current position in NSW and other jurisdictions.
Final Report for IPART's review of the regulatory framework for setting of rates and charges for Local Government services in NSW.
The Tribunal has now received submissions from the NSW Taxi Council and the Bus and Coach Association.Submissions from other stakeholders are now invited on the fare proposal put forward by the Taxi Council and the Bus and Coach Association.
IPART uses a real rate of return in setting prices to cover a utility's costs. This requires the conversion of a nominal cost of capital to a real cost of capital by adjusting for expected inflation.
Fact Sheet based on Determination and Final Report for the Review of prices for water and sewerage service provided by Council Energy in the Broken Hill area.
In making price determinations, the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of NSW (IPART) has usually examined the indicative credit rating of the utility using various cash flow measures.