SA Water regulatory determination 2020

The SA Water regulatory determination 2020 (SAWRD20) will be the third regulatory determination under the Water Industry Act 2012 and the Essential Services Commission Act 2002 and will apply to SA Water from 1  July 2020. 

SAWRD20 is aimed at challenging SA Water to deliver affordable, reliable and appropriate quality water and sewerage services to South Australians – not just for the SAWRD20 period but also into the future. 

As part of SAWRD20 we are seeking input from stakeholders on a range of matters which will assist us to continue to improve the way in which we apply economic regulation to SA Water. They include developing methodologies for: 

  • The overarching framework and approach for SAWRD20 
  • Customer engagement  
  • Coordination with other regulators
  • Service standards   
  • Weighted Average Cost of Capital  
  • Expenditure review  
  • Regulation of retail services other than drinking water and sewerage
  • Evaluation, monitoring and reporting
  • Demand forecasts
  • Financial modelling 
Date         Milestone
Nov 2017 Commission issued draft Framework and Approach
Nov 2017-Jan 2018  Commission consulted on draft Framework and Approach
Apr 2018
Commission releases final Framework and Approach
Apr - Dec 2018  Commission releases various methodology papers, for consultation
Sep 2019
SA Water submits draft regulatory business proposal 
Oct – Dec 2019  Consultation on draft regulatory business proposal
Feb 2020  Commission issues draft regulatory determination
Feb – Mar 2020  Consultation on draft regulatory determination
May 2020  Commission issues final regulatory determination 

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