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Volume 49, issue C, 2017

Meso-institutions: The variety of regulatory arrangements in the water sector pp. 6-19 Downloads
Claude Menard
Public innovation: An Australian regulatory case study pp. 20-29 Downloads
Graeme Hodge and Tara McCallum
Data availability as a key tool for regulating government-owned water utilities pp. 30-37 Downloads
Sanford V. Berg and Michelle Phillips
Raising the bar: The role of governance in performance assessments pp. 38-47 Downloads
Francisco Silva Pinto, Pedro Simões and Rc Marques
Design and implementation of regulatory systems for government-owned utilities (GOUs) in Bulgaria pp. 48-60 Downloads
Ivaylo Kastchiev
Regulation inside government: The challenges of regulating a government-owned utility pp. 61-70 Downloads
Alketa Peci, D’Assunção, Márcio Leite, Michelle Moretzsohn Holperin and Celso Florêncio de Souza
Alternative policies for the liberalization of retail electricity markets in Chile pp. 72-92 Downloads
Sebastián Palacios M. and Eduardo Saavedra
Two decades of rail regulatory reform in Brazil (1996–2016) pp. 93-103 Downloads
Patrícia Regina Pinheiro Sampaio and Mariam Tchepurnaya Daychoum
Distributed electricity generation in Brazil: An analysis of policy context, design and impact pp. 104-115 Downloads
Catherine Gucciardi Garcez
State capacity and utilities regulation in Brazil: Exploring bureaucracy pp. 116-126 Downloads
Bruno Queiroz Cunha, Ana Karine Pereira and Alexandre de Ávila Gomide
Has efficiency improved after the decentralization in the water industry in Venezuela? pp. 127-136 Downloads
Angel Higuerey, Lourdes Trujillo and María Manuela González
Public utility companies in liberalized markets – The impact of management models on local and regional sustainability pp. 137-144 Downloads
Santiago Mejía-Dugand, Olof Hjelm and Leo Baas
Measuring and comparing the distribution of decision-making power in regulatory arrangements of the telecommunication sector in Latin America pp. 145-155 Downloads
Camilo Ignacio González
Regulatory change and innovation in Latin America: The case of renewable energy in Brazil pp. 156-164 Downloads
Amanda Bradshaw

Volume 48, issue C, 2017

Corporate social responsibility and dimensions of performance: An application to U.S. electric utilities pp. 1-11 Downloads
Amer Ait Sidhoum and Teresa Serra
The efficacy of liberalization and privatization in introducing competition into European natural gas markets pp. 12-21 Downloads
Iweta Opolska
Water for the urban poor: Balancing financial and social objectives through service differentiation in the Kenyan water sector pp. 22-31 Downloads
Klaas Schwartz, Mireia Tutusaus and Elisa Savelli
Optimizing energy management and control of distributed generation resources in islanded microgrids pp. 32-40 Downloads
Mohammad Abedini and Moein Abedini
An economic model for the cost of electricity service interruption in South Africa pp. 41-50 Downloads
U.J. Minnaar, W. Visser and J. Crafford
An appraisal of investment vehicles in the Tanzania's electricity sector pp. 51-68 Downloads
Donna Peng and Rahmatallah Poudineh
Postal network access and service quality: Expectation and experience in Serbia pp. 69-75 Downloads
Dragana Šarac, Marija Unterberger, Bojan Jovanović, Momčilo Kujačić, Nikola Trubint and Spasenija Ožegović
The effectiveness of capacity markets in the presence of a high portfolio share of renewable energy sources pp. 76-91 Downloads
Pradyumna C. Bhagwat, Kaveri K. Iychettira, Jörn C. Richstein, Emile J.L. Chappin and Laurens J. De Vries
A categorisation system for Australia's Integrated Urban Water Management plans pp. 92-102 Downloads
Lachlan Guthrie, Saman De Silva and Casey Furlong
25 years of Regulation of Water Services; looking backwards & forwards11This paper is an extension of the notes I delivered at the annual conference of the Regulatory policy Institute held at Merton College Oxford on 12/13 September 2016 I amended the notes in the light of the discussion at Oxford and further helpful comments on an earlier draft. An important contribution could be made by adoption, or adaptation, of a new procedure devised for the Australian electricity market, made in a lecture by John Pearce, Chair, Australian Energy Market Commission, and an insight by Stephen Smith in his presentation on the Evolution of Network Price Determination Processes. Further points emerged at a subsequent presentation by Thames Water at a European Policy Forum Roundtable on the financing of the Thames Tideway Tunnel. I am particularly grateful to Alan Sutherland, John Smith, Colin Skellett, John Banyard, Remy Prud'homme, Rupert Darwall, Martin Cave, Stephen Littlechild, Sonia Brown and Jonson Cox and to three anonymous referees for help in the drafting of this paper and to Julia Havard in editing the text.,22See my article on the Regulation of Water Services in the UK in Utilities Policy 24 (2013) for my account of my term of office from 1989 to 2000 pp. 103-108 Downloads
Ian Byatt
The contractual and administrative regulation of public-private partnership pp. 109-121 Downloads
Gonzalo Ruiz
The hybrid model for economic regulation of water utilities: Mission impossible? pp. 122-131 Downloads
Olivia Jensen and Xun Wu
Efficient risk transfer in PPP wastewater treatment projects pp. 132-140 Downloads
Asheem Shrestha, Toong-Khuan Chan, Ajibade A. Aibinu and Chuan Chen
Why not regulate PPPs? pp. 141-146 Downloads
Rc Marques
Myopic PPPs: Risk allocation and hidden liabilities for taxpayers and users pp. 147-156 Downloads
Germà Bel, Paula Bel-Piñana and Jordi Rosell
The favourability of U.S. PPP enabling legislation and private investment in transportation infrastructure pp. 157-165 Downloads
R. Richard Geddes and Eoin Reeves
The ‘hidden costs’ of water provision: New evidence from the relationship between contracting-out and price in French water public services pp. 166-175 Downloads
Simon Porcher
Contract renegotiation by an Italian wastewater utility: Action research to promote effective tariff revision pp. 176-183 Downloads
A. Guerrini and G. Romano
Public-Private Partnerships as rent-seeking opportunities: A case study on an unsolicited proposal in Lima, Peru pp. 184-194 Downloads
Guillermo Takano
The build-operate-transfer model as an infrastructure privatisation strategy for Turkmenistan pp. 195-200 Downloads
Serdar Durdyev and Syuhaida Ismail
Local waste management in the Czech Republic: Limits and merits of public-private partnership and contracting out pp. 201-209 Downloads
Jana Soukopová, Gabriela Vaceková and Daniel Klimovský
Analyzing risk in PPP provision of utility services: A social welfare perspective pp. 210-218 Downloads
Mark A. Moore, Anthony E. Boardman and Aidan Vining

Volume 47, issue C, 2017

Incorporating the influence of China's industrial capacity elimination policies in electricity demand forecasting pp. 1-11 Downloads
Zongyun Song, Dongxiao Niu, Shuyu Dai, Xinli Xiao and Yuwei Wang
Intermodal competition between high-speed rail and air transport in Spain pp. 12-17 Downloads
Javier Gundelfinger-Casar and Pablo Coto-Millán
Assessing the efficiency dynamics of post reforms electric distribution utilities in Pakistan pp. 18-28 Downloads
Faisal Mehmood Mirza, Iqra Mushtaq and Kafait Ullah
“Governance restricts”: A contextual assessment of the wastewater treatment policy in the Guadalupe River Basin, Mexico pp. 29-40 Downloads
Cesar Casiano Flores, Gül Özerol and Hans Bressers
The governance of industry rules and energy system innovation: The case of codes in Great Britain pp. 41-49 Downloads
Matthew Lockwood, Catherine Mitchell, Richard Hoggett and Caroline Kuzemko
Factors associated with nonpayment behavior in the water sector of Nicaragua pp. 50-57 Downloads
William F. Vásquez and Jessica Alicea-Planas
Electricity prices and energy intensity in Europe pp. 58-68 Downloads
Miroslav Verbič, Sanja Filipović and Mirjana Radovanović
Framing of customer engagement opportunities and renewable energy integration by electric utility representatives pp. 69-74 Downloads
Jennie C. Stephens, Daniel J. Kopin, Elizabeth J. Wilson and Tarla Rai Peterson

Volume 46, issue C, 2017

Capacity Remuneration Mechanisms for Reliability in the Integrated European Electricity Market: Effects on Welfare and Distribution through 2023 pp. 1-14 Downloads
Thure Traber
Historical waves in Hungarian water sector reform and implications for integration pp. 15-21 Downloads
Iván Szabó and Monica Garcia Quesada
The practicality of distributed PV-battery systems to reduce household grid reliance pp. 22-32 Downloads
Philip Hanser, Roger Lueken, Will Gorman and James Mashal
Cross-border effects of capacity mechanisms in interconnected power systems pp. 33-47 Downloads
Pradyumna C. Bhagwat, Jörn C. Richstein, Emile J.L. Chappin, Kaveri K. Iychettira and Laurens J. De Vries
Swaying public opinion on nuclear energy: A field experiment in Hong Kong pp. 48-57 Downloads
Tin Fai Kwok, Chung Hang Yeung and Yuan Xu
Productivity of wastewater treatment plants in the Valencia Region of Spain pp. 58-70 Downloads
R. Fuentes, T. Torregrosa-Martí and F. Hernández-Sancho
The regulatory experience of Italy and the United States with dedicated incentives for strategic electricity transmission investment pp. 71-80 Downloads
Nico Keyaerts and Leonardo Meeus
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