Castalia helped the City of Cape Town develop a strategy that would ensure water supply in the event of another drought, using the framework of robust scenario planning. Cape Town residents were rationed to 50 liters a day when the City nearly ran out of water during a devastating drought. The City needed a long-term strategy.
Castalia developed a sustainable corporate financial plan for PLN, Indonesia’s national power utility, including a new revenue model, and recommended legislative changes. PLN needs to finance a US$180 billion expansion of the electricity system. It relies on subsidy to cover the gap between legislated tariffs and the cost of service. The size of the subsidy that would be required in the future led financial markets to question the fiscal sustainability of the arrangement.
Castalia designed an incentive mechanism to enable the concessionaires serving Jakarta to profitably extend piped water service to poor unserved communities. Low-income communities in Jakarta relied on informal, expensive, and poor-quality water supply sources as they were not connected to the piped network.
Castalia is working with Artelys, EY, and Fraunhofer ISI on an initiative that seeks to promote renewable energy trade between Europe and North Africa. We are helping to establish a roadmap for sustainable electricity trade between France, Germany, Morocco, Portugal, and Spain.