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Guyana Water Management Advice to DfID

Castalia evaluated the contractual obligations and performance of Severn Trent and Guyana Water. We recommended a new approach to the governance charter and provided an opinion on the reasonableness of the government’s ultimate decision to terminate. The government of Guyana was moving to terminate a contract with Severn Trent who managed Guyana Water Inc. The Department of International Development (DFID) didn’t know if the government was justified in terminating the contract and wanted to see if the situation could be improved so the management contract could continue.

Alleged Anti-Competitive Conduct in Electricity Transmission and Distribution

Castalia gave expert testimony before the High Court to show that the operator of New Zealand’s national transmission grid was not behaving in an anti-competitive manner. A generation company alleged that Transpower, operator of the national transmission grid, was being anti-competitive by refusing their request to set charges for a small distributed power plant as though it was connected directly to the transmission grid.

Mobil Exploration and Development Inc. Suc. Argentina and Mobil Argentina S.A. v. Argentine Republic, ICSID Case No. ARB/04/16

We valued the damage that the Republic of Argentina had caused to a subsidiary of ExxonMobil by changing rules and regulations governing the gas market following the devaluation crisis of 2002. The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) needed independent expert guidance on how best to quantify damages caused by rule changes in a complex market, when evidence submitted by the two parties’ experts was widely divergent in methodology and quantum estimate.

Decision Framework for Johnsonville Library, New Zealand

Castalia provided the framework for the Wellington City Council to choose between publicly or privately funding the development of a new public library in Johnsonville. The New Zealand public sector lacks the experience to systematically evaluate options for the procurement of public-private partnerships.

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Sustainable Electricity Trading Roadmap

Castalia conducted a cost-benefit analysis of renewable energy market integration among Morocco, France, Germany, Portugal and Spain, and recommended transmission, regulatory and trading mechanisms to promote such trade. These countries want to integrate their electricity markets to scale up renewable technologies, decarbonize their power sectors, and meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement. However, legal, regulatory, and market barriers were obstructing integration.

Lake Hayes Remediation Assessment, New Zealand

Castalia showed it was economically justified to invest in cleaning Lake Hayes, and that the economic benefits exceeded the costs of the cleaning options. The local community was increasingly unhappy about the water quality of popular amenity Lake Hayes. Environmental engineers gave the Otago Regional Council three clean-up options, but the Council wanted to know if the money was worth spending.

Management and Operational Reforms for Metro Iloilo Water District, Philippines

We helped the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) assess the condition of water supply and sanitation, and evaluate options to attract finance, improve management, and extend service. MIWD needed to increase capacity and improve water service operations because of rapid urbanization and economic grants.

Satellite PPP, Indonesia

Castalia appraised the financial and fiscal risk of Indonesia’s satellite project and advised the Indonesia Infrastructure Guarantee Fund (IIGF) on the best way to structure the guarantee. Indonesia wanted to procure a private sector partner to develop, launch, and manage a satellite to serve demand in the outlying islands. The project needed a guarantee to be bankable.

Developing a New Business Model for the National Water Commission, Jamaica

Castalia identified and managed varied stakeholder interests to develop a business model that would enable the National Water Commission to reap efficiency gains, generate profits, and finance capital investments. The National Water Commission cannot meet growing demands for service without spending billions in capital expenditure. However, the utility cannot raise the finance needed due to the lack of efficiency and profitability.

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WASHINGTON, DC
+1 (202) 466-6790
1747 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1200
United States of America

SYDNEY
+61 (2) 9231 6862
Suite 19.01, Level 19, 227 Elizabeth Street
Australia

AUCKLAND
+64 (4) 913 2800
74D France Street, Newton South
New Zealand

WELLINGTON
+64 (4) 913 2800
Level 2, 88 The Terrace
New Zealand

PARIS
+33 (1) 73 44 26 97
6 Rue Duret
France

BOGOTÁ
+57 (1) 508 5794
Calle 81 #11-08, Piso 5, Oficina 5-127
Colombia

Thinking for a better world.

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