Month: April 2016

Applying the Hilmer Principles on economic regulation to changing energy markets

Recently there have been remarkable changes in the technologies of power production and delivery and profound changes in the characteristics of demand.  Synergies Economic Consulting (Synergies), in cooperation with Professor George Yarrow, have been commissioned by the Energy Networks Association (‘ENA’) to assess whether the Hilmer Committee original overarching framework for the regulation of the […]

WA – An Economy in Transition

A cursory glance says Western Australia’s (WA’s) economy is doing okay. Real Gross State Product (GSP) is growing at a healthy pace, inflation is low and unemployment is a little high but a long way from the levels seen in the early 90s. But there is another story that doesn’t show up in those headline […]