Now showing items 1-5 of 5

    • The Creation of a Market for Retail Electricity Supply 

      Littlechild, Stephen (Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, 2010-06)
      In September 1989, as part of its privatization program, the Government laid down an eight year timetable for opening up to retail competition the entire electricity market of England and Wales, phased over the period ...
    • The Hunter Valley Access Undertaking 

      Bordignon, Stephen; Littlechild, Stephen (Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, UK, 2012-04-25)
      On 29 June 2011 the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) accepted an access undertaking from Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) in relation to the Hunter Valley rail network. The ACCC encouraged ARTC ...
    • Merchant and Regulated Transmission: Theory, Evidence and Policy 

      Littlechild, Stephen (Faculty of Economics, 2011-10)
      Economists acknowledge the problems of regulated transmission but take different views about the likely efficiency of merchant transmission. This paper examines the evidence on alleged market failure and regulatory ...
    • The Process of Negotiating Settlements at FERC 

      Littlechild, Stephen (Faculty of Economics, 2011-01-31)
      Interstate gas pipelines and their customers presently settle about 90% of the rate cases set for hearing before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). In recent years, the median time for negotiating settlements ...
    • Regulation, customer protection and customer engagement 

      Littlechild, Stephen (Faculty of Economics, 2011-06)
      The UK utility regulation framework developed in the 1980s was intended to improve on the restrictive, inefficient and burdensome regulatory approach in the US. But the UK regulatory process has itself now become increasingly ...