Regulated industries

Sapere’s experts have direct experience and broad industry expertise in sectors subject to economic regulation, including: electricity and gas; electronic communications; postal services; air and sea ports; water and waste water; rail, road and air transport.  Our experts have held senior management positions in utilities, market leading firms, regulatory agencies, and as Government policy advisors. We are adept at managing pivotal assignments with high-stake outcomes.  Our experts have made important contributions to the theory and practice of regulatory economics in Australasia and Asia.

What we do

Sapere’s experts are engaged in matters involving regulated tariffs, price monitoring, asset valuation, access and connection terms, industry restructuring and privatisation.
We combine intellectual rigour with practical experience and an in-depth understanding of industries and markets to provide economic analysis and objective expert testimony.
Our disciplined approach to economic analysis produces unbiased, clear, and defensible findings

Recent experience:

  • Expert testimony on methodologies for price control and information disclosure.
  • Advised governments on costs and benefits of advanced metering infrastructure and time-of-use pricing.
  • Prepared revenue filings for electricity transmission and distribution service providers.
  • Estimated retail margins for regulated energy retail tariffs.
  • Prepared international bench-marking study on the price for unbundled sub-loop telecommunication network.
  • Provided economic reports to support asset valuations of gas pipelines, electricity transmission and distribution networks, telecommunication networks, and airport assets.
  • Prepared quantitative assessments of external benefits generated by urban rail transport.
  • Prepared economic analysis of access arrangements to gas pipelines.