One of the major issues for the next Sydney Water price determination is whetherthere is a continuing water scarcity issue and if so, whether this is best addressed byrestrictions or whether a scarcity pricing mechanism may deliver the same result
In many of our price reviews we conduct a financeability test to assess the implications of our price determinations for the financial sustainability of a utility.
This working paper presents the results of a statistical analysis to estimate the key determinants of residential water demand from data collected as part of the 2003 household survey.
IPART's final decision is to move to a post-tax cost of capital model. This final report sets out how we will move from pre-tax to a post-tax cost of capital approach using an effective rather than a statutory tax rate.
This paper shows how the incentive to delay cost savings in a standard CPI-X pricing regime can be overcome by a carryover mechanism or by sharing the gains from such savings at the end of each year within a determination period.