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
This document sets out preliminary views of Sydney Water’s access undertaking for its water network services. The undertaking is high quality. However we have some concerns. Appendix B lists recommended amendments. Submissions are welcomed.
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.