Expertise

Fresh Info’s utilities experience has been developed across a broad range of network assets and issues in the gas, water, and electricity sectors.  We have completed consulting assignments for regulators, government agencies and businesses in Australia and New Zealand, assisting with major capital expenditure projects, regulatory issues, capital planning, planning, demand forecasting, and financial modelling.  This has given us a practical understanding of the relevant issues, as well as the market factors that concern network businesses today.  If you’re looking for a credible and commercially astute advisor, then Fresh Info is the right consulting partner for your business.  The examples below demonstrate the breadth of our expertise in the utilities sector.
  • Estimates of economic benefits of Internet of Things applications in New Zealand. IoT Alliance, 2017
  • Investigating pass-through of regulated changes in wholesale costs to retail telecommunications prices. Commerce Commission, 2016-17
  • Analysis of future for EFTPOS services in New Zealand. Paymark, 2016
  • Development of forecasts and models of new electricity and gas connections in Auckland. Vector, 2013-14
  • Quantitative analysis of the effects of government initiatives to promote consumer switching in the retail electricity market. NZ Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, 2013
  • Development of an infrastructure connection and augmentation charging framework. SA Water, 2013
  • Review of major operational contracts with regard to efficiency in preparation for full economic regulation. SA Water, 2013
  • Development of a business case and cost-benefit analysis to reduce salinity in Lake Albert. Department of Environment and Heritage (SA), 2013
  • Cost-benefit analysis of major works to the Bolivar Waste Water Treatment Facility. SA Water, 2013
  • Cost-benefit analysis of major works to pumping stations from the River Murray Pipeline System. SA Water, 2013
  • Analysis of water demand in Auckland and development of a demand forecasting tool. Watercare, 2012-13
  • Short term revenue water demand forecasts for Auckland. Watercare, 2012
  • Review of possible impacts on regulatory reforms. Melbourne Water, 2012
  • A theoretical and practical consideration of the benefits of stakeholder engagement on major projects. SA Water, 2012
  • Econometric analysis of the drivers of water demand in Auckland. Watercare, 2011
  • Determining the accuracy of calculations of unbilled revenue. SA Water, 2010
  • Development of a business case and application for funding for the Long-Term Plan for the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth. Department of Environment and Heritage (SA), 2010
  • Preparation of a funding application for the State submission for Stormwater recycling projects (second round of funding). Office for Water Security (SA), 2010
  • Assistance with long term demand and supply forecasts and the development of the South Australian water plan, Water for Good. Office for Water Security (SA), 2010
  • Preparation of a cost-benefit analysis and business case for a proposed total dissolved solids reduction scheme for the Lower Molonglo Water Quality Control Centre. Department of Environment, Climate Change and Energy (ACT), 2009
  • Preparation of a funding application for the State submission for Stormwater recycling projects. Office for Water Security (SA), 2009
  • Cost-benefit analysis, business case and economic impact of the Adelaide Desalination Plant. SA Water, 2008
  • Consideration of settlement risks of water trades through water trading exchanges. SA Water, 2008
  • Development of a business case and cost-benefit analysis for the Adelaide Desalination Plant. SA Water, 2008
  • Evaluating the economic impacts of the Adelaide Desalination Plant. SA Water, 2008