OPINION: The need for reform in the New Zealand water sector is beyond debate. Regulation must improve, management capability needs to be lifted in many localities, and investment levels need to match consumer demands and minimum service standards. Yet successful reform can be achieved without at least one controversial aspect of the government’s proposal – […]
Castalia was hired by Open Country Dairy Limited to analyze a proposed capital restructure by Fonterra. The proposal would significantly change the number of shares in the dairy cooperative that prospective farmer-suppliers would have to acquire. The proposal is likely to collapse the price of Fonterra shares. It will shift significant wealth from current farmers […]
Castalia wrote a White Pater on the role of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in the power system of the future. Given significant decreases in costs and the ability to provide flexible power, CSP is expected to play a key role as a local and renewable source of power to cope with increasing amounts of variable renewable energy (vRE) in power systems.
MBIE was seeking consultants to provide an in-depth analysis of the actions necessary to catalyze investment in hydrogen. Castalia delivered detailed modelling and analysis for the supply, demand, and distribution of hydrogen in New Zealand and potential export markets. We prepared a high-level, user-friendly online modelling tool to enable stakeholders to understand implications for hydrogen based on their own assumptions.