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Three Water Asset Management, New Zealand

Castalia helped the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs diagnose problems in water asset management, and identified factors that were most important in driving good asset management. A water supply contamination incident in Havelock North left 5,500 residents ill. The New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs wanted to improve water asset management throughout all regions in the country to prevent future contaminations.

Advice to Spark on Fiber Regulation, New Zealand

Castalia helped Spark present a submission to New Zealand’s Parliamentary Select Committee in response to proposed changes in the regulation of fixed line telecommunications networks. New Zealand’s largest retail telecommunications provider was worried about losing market share because of draft regulation that increased access charges. The company could lose a portion of its customers to competitors because higher access charges would mean that many customers would no longer be able to afford premium services.

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Abu Dhabi Power and Water Sector Optimization

Castalia designed a new market mechanism for Abu Dhabi’s power and water sector that would reduce the sector’s fiscal costs through improved efficiency. High costs of the power and water sector were stressing Abu Dhabi’s economy, which needed fiscal consolidation to manage falling oil revenues.

Middle East and North Africa’s Concentrated Solar Power Knowledge and Innovation Program

Castalia advised counties throughout the Middle East and North Africa on how Concentrated Solar Power Generation (CSP) can benefit their power systems. We did power system planning studies, siting studies, technical and financial analysis, and procurement and financing options for several countries. CSP is a disruptive technology that can provide firm and dispatchable power at low carbon emissions in sun-drenched regions like MENA. However, policymakers in MENA lack awareness of CSP potential in their countries.

USTDA Grant Application for 75MW Solar Project, South Africa

Castalia successfully submitted an application for Pele Green Energy to be awarded a $1.1 million grant from USTDA. Pele Green Energy wants to build a 75MW solar photovoltaic power plant in the Free State, South Africa, to help the national utility, Eskom, which urgently needs to increase the country’s supply of energy.

Regulatory Reform to Optimize Investment in Battery Storage and Other Emerging Technologies, New Zealand

Castalia proposed new regulatory approaches to promote optimal investment in disruptive energy sector technologies such as battery storage by electricity distribution companies. Emerging technologies in the energy sector have resulted in the line between competitive markets and monopolies being blurred, leading to an outdated regulatory framework that was hindering investment in the new technologies.

Chongqing and Elderly Care Public Private Partnership Technical Assistance, PRC

Castalia proposed ways to address the mismatch in demand and supply of elderly care accommodations in Yichang City with the use of private sector participation. The PRC has become one of the world’s largest infrastructure markets, driven by strong economic growth and rapid urbanization. Demand for expanded and effective elderly care services has been increasing as 34 percent of the population is expected to be above the age of 60 by 2050. Further demand arises from government efforts to address regional disparities and ensure the availability of elderly care and services to its people, including the less privileged.

Alternative Insurance Policies for Medicines Australia

Castalia proposed ways to increase affordable and fast access to non-publicly listed medicines while alleviating pharmaceutical costs on the Australian public health system. Affordable access to medicines is a government responsibility. Alternative funding could relieve fiscal pressure and provide Australians with access to much-needed specialized medicines.

Competitive Tender Regime for Renewable Energy Generation in Nigeria

Castalia developed the documents, processes and regulations for Nigeria to procure renewable energy through competitive tenders. Nigeria had a huge shortage of generation, and no mechanisms to use competitive procurement to develop local renewable resources to add energy at least cost.

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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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