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.
In 2008 IPART conducted a survey of residential water, electricity and gas consumers in the Gosford City Council area, Wyong Shire Council area and the area served by Hunter Water Corporation.
IPART conducted a household survey in 2006 in Sydney Water Corporation’s area of operation, which includes the Sydney metropolitan area, Illawarra and Blue Mountains.
The survey is intended to assist the Tribunal in assessing the potential impact of changes in prices for utilities and public transport on households.
This report presents our findings about the key household characteristics and uses for energy and water that drive residential electricity, gas and water consumption.
This report contains an assessment by the Tribunal's consultants, WS Atkins/Cardno MBK , of the supplementary capital and operating expenditure proposals put forward by Hunter Water.
This report contains an assessment by the Tribunal's consultants, WS Atkins/Cardno MBK , of the supplementary capital and operating expenditure proposals put forward by Sydney Water Corporation.
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 report discusses our findings on water usage, particularly our analysis of the main drivers of this usage. The report’s statistical appendix is published as a separate document (Excel).
IPART conducted a survey of residential water, electricity and gas consumers in the Sydney metropolitan, Blue Mountains and Illawarra areas. We obtained matching consumption data from the utilities for 2,192 households.