Electricity customer power grab

IT is your fault your electricity bill is expensive.

That is the message from Energex and a range of data that shows 25 per cent of Australians buy a new television each year and collectively spend millions of dollars annually to charge their phones and laptops.

The data also shows, on average, households in regional Queensland have three air conditioners installed.

Energy retailer Origin last week incurred the wrath of Premier Campbell Newman after the company unveiled plans to charge about half of its customers about an extra $400 a year on their electricity bills.

Mr Newman ordered letters be sent to government departments telling them to switch electricity providers, a move that would cost Origin about $27 million in government contracts.

But Origin corporate affairs executive general manager Phil Craig said the biggest part of a customer's bill was network costs, which were set by Energex.

Read more at Brisbanetimes.com.au


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