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Water Regulation – The Italian Case And The European Perspective (wareg)

Author(s): Edinburgh, 28 May 2015
Congress: 2015
Author(s): Alberto Biancardi
Alberto Biancardi
Commissioner - The Italian Regulatory Authority for Electricity
Gas and Water (AEEGSI)
 

Oral:
Abstract
ITALY – THE STARTING POINT
  • Three Tariff Methods
    • MTN (Standardized Tariff Method)
    • Emilia Romagna (Method of the Regional Administration)
    • CIPE Method (Interministerial Committee for Economic Planning)
  • More than 2.500 operators (mainly local municipalities)
  • Lack of investments. In 2011 the OECD estimated investment needs in Italy for €65 bln over 30 years
  • Poor quality of service (on average)

 

THE ITALIAN INDEPENDENT REGULATOR: AEEGSI

CHRONOLOGY OF THE TARIFF COMPUTATION RULES

IMPACT OF AEEGSI REGULATION IN ITALY

MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE IN THE ITALIAN WATER SECTOR

NEXT STEPS

BENEFITS FROM INDEPENDENT REGULATION OF PUBLIC WATER AND WASTEWATER NETWORKS

REGULATORY COOPERATION IN EUROPE: WAREG

CONCLUSIONS
 
  • In the near future, in Italy the main hurdle for regulation is most likely the social and political sustainability of increasing tariffs
  • Effects of a possible decrease in both domestic and industrial consumption (deepened by a higher tariff...), still to be evaluated
  • Regulation will be tested not only on a technical ground: dialogue with stakeholders, media, politicians, etc.
  • Extensive and qualified European cooperation necessary: WAREG – European Water Regulators
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