Working group three - Co-ordinated operations

  • To identify issues which impede or prevent regional level co-operation and trading.
  • To determine which of these can be addressed rapidly as they are consistent with current operating structures and regulatory approaches, and also to identify those which may justify investigating regulatory changes.
  • ​To agree a shared approach to the identification, specification and categorisation of barriers​.
  • ​In collaboration with RAPID staff and informed by Baringa/Mott research project, the group will help RAPID to formulate proposals for consultation in November​ will focus primarily on issues which can be addressed in the current planned lifespan of RAPID​.
  • ​“Triage” of issues to identify those which are both significant and have the scope for progress​.
  • ​Will be both informed by the emerging thinking of the other working groups, and inform the other working groups as appropriate​.
  • ​Will consider: barriers to efficient operation, Capacity Utilisation. Resilience and differences between normal operation and extremes. Trade and drought planning. Is there a need for system operator(s). How do English and Welsh water systems interact. Multi-sectoral challenges.

Chair – RAPID​

Affinity Water​

Anglian​ Water

Bristol Water​

Environment Agency

​Severn Trent​ Water

Thames Water​

United Utilities