The gated process ensures that companies complete the activities expected in order to receive the additional funding. The process allows for cross-comparison of the solutions at regular intervals to identify the best opportunities for optimum results.
The purpose of the gated process is to ensure at each gate that:
- companies are progressing strategic water resource solutions that have been allocated funding at PR19;
- costs incurred in doing so are efficient; and
- solutions merit continued investigation and development during the period 2020 to 2025.
For more information see PR19 final determinations: Strategic regional water resource solutions appendix and the 2021 SRO Guidance.