November 2007
Utility Week;11/23/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 7, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on the claim of licensees that negotiations over access pricing are preventing customers to get into the water market in Great Britain. They said regulated access pricing, used in the Scottish competition model, was the way forward. Companies with a water supply licence negotiate an access price for a customer with the British Office of Water Services (Ofwat) and the incumbent water company. Severn Trent Select general manager Jeremy Hobbis said the procedure was too slow and that statutory undertakers were frustrating the process.


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