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Power Firms Pull Plug

If there is ever a reason to invest into, upgrade or hybridise your solar system, or acquire a stand alone solution, it is to allow your solar and storage system to subsidies itself and assist you to avoid the relentless and “unreasonable” increases in grid electricity costs.

In a recent Herald Sun page 3 article dated on the 1st July 2017, Karen Collier wrote “Power firms threw the switch on almost 13,000 struggling Victorians in the first three months of this year. The 12,718 residential customers cut off for not paying their gas and electricity bills were 2000 more than were cut off in the previous quarter. And since last July, firms flouting proper procedure wrongly disconnected at least 520 customers…”

She further added, “Annual average energy bills are to surge by as much as $165 for electricity” and “The latest market update estimates almost 3000 customers on default “standing offers” with Alinta, Click, M2 Energy, People Energy and QEnergy face 5-39 per cent electricity price hikes. Similar increases are expected in “due course” for almost 250,000 customers on market contracts. Dominant retailers AGL, Origin and EnergyAustralia lifted prices in January. Prices are expected to rise again in the new year. The government said it was reviewing whether retailers were “unreasonably taking advantage” of the closure of Hazelwood power station.”

What do you think, are the retailers taking unreasonable advantage? A better question, why not generate and store your own clean power that is free and readily available from the Sun?

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