Uncertain times

Hobson, Steve
March 2009
Utility Week;3/20/2009, Vol. 30 Issue 12, p7
Trade Publication
The article presents an outlook for Great Britain's water utility sector. Water industry investors are deemed nervous because of the uncertainty about key aspects of the 2010-15 price control. The Office of Water Services (Ofwat) received praise for its open and transparent approach to the 2009 periodic review (PR09) process. According to Ofwat chief executive Regina Finn, significant success and improvements for customers have been delivered by the industry in the past 20 years.


Related Articles

  • Capital cost 'to fall' for PR09. Hobson, Steve // Utility Week;2/16/2007, Vol. 26 Issue 20, p8 

    The article focuses on the plan of Great Britain's Office of Water Services (Ofwat) to set a cost capital for the 2009 periodic review (PR09) that is lower than in 2004 according to chief executive Regina Finn. Ofwat has emphasised that it will stay independent of government and will do the...

  • Competition collision? Hobson, Steve // Utility Week;4/6/2007, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p14 

    The author reflects on whether Regina Finn, the chief executive of the British Office of Water Services (Ofwat), is in conflict with the government over water competition. He cites that Finn has made several hints that she does not approve of the regional monopoly structure of the water industry...

  • Water colours.  // Utility Week;9/5/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 16, p36 

    The article features Great Britain's Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) chief executive Regina Finn. Under the leadership of Finn, every water company has met its leakage target. The £42,000 fine imposed on Tendring Hundred Water, announced by Ofwat, formerly known as the Office of...

  • Ofwat: Failure to deliver may affect 2009 price limits.  // WET News: Water & Effluent Treatment News;Dec2007, Vol. 13 Issue 12, p1 

    The article reports on the effects of failure by water companies in carrying out plans under the five-year AMP4 regulatory period on the price regulation for 2009 according to the British Office of Water Services (Ofwat). Ofwat chief executive Regina Finn related a proposal about the application...

  • Ofwat calls for competition across the board. Andrews, Annabel // Utility Week;5/23/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 5, p42 

    The article discusses the call of the Great Britain Office of Water Services (Ofwat) for a competition in the water industry in terms of water supply and sewage disposal to allow customers to choose their suppliers. Regina Finn, Ofwat chief executive officer (CEO), said that the competition,...

  • Ofwat to rethink its regulatory approach. Andrews, Annabel // Utility Week;10/23/2009, Issue 17, p24 

    The article reports on the decision of Great Britain's Office of Water Services to review its regulatory approach to the water industry. Speaking at the Water 2009 conference, Regina Finn, chief executive of Ofwat, pointed out the regulator's need for more flexibility through less rigid...

  • Review period remains at five years.  // Utility Week;11/10/2006, Vol. 26 Issue 9, p6 

    This article reports on a decision by the British Office of Water Services (Ofwat) to maintain five-year price reviews, but said will set these in the context of 25-year business plans drawn up by water companies. Presenting the initial reaction of Ofwat to responses on three 2006 consultation...

  • Baptism by water. Mair, Vibeka // Utility Week;1/12/2007, Vol. 26 Issue 15, p18 

    An interview with Regina Finn, the chief executive officer (CEO) of the British Office of Water Services (Ofwat), is presented. She expresses her opinion on the rush of investments in the water sector and the sector's status as blue gold. She stresses that the failure of competition should not...

  • Water industry slams 'short-term' price limits.  // ENDS (Environmental Data Services);Oct2009, Issue 417, p45 

    The article reports on criticism received by the British Office of Water Services (Ofwat) for its draft price limits for water companies between 2010 and 2015. The water industry body Water UK claims that Ofwat substituted a short-term approach to prices. It also claims that necessary...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics