Last days to register for energy tariff trial
ERGON Energy’s agricultural tariff trial is still open to allow farmers to get a better understanding of their electricity bills.
The trial will give farmers the chance to test off-peak and demand-based electricity tariffs under the Regional Business Support Package.
Queensland Farmers’ Federation president Stuart Armitage said the rising cost of electricity continued to be the number one concern across the intensive agriculture sector, with many farm businesses experiencing unsustainable price increases.
“It is important that farmers sign up to the tariff trial so the information needed to determine the impacts of load-controlled and seasonal-demand tariffs can be determined,” Mr Armitage said.
“Across Queensland, there are over 42,000 regional customers that will be transitioning to cost-reflective (demand) electricity tariffs by July 1, 2020.
“A large number of farm businesses remain unaware of the changing tariffs and how this will impact their business.
“The Ergon tariff trials are a win-win for farmers, who may save money on the electricity bill and receive a better understanding of their usage through the smart meters available through the trial.”
Any farmers located in the Ergon Energy area can join the trial, with registrations closing Tuesday, May 2.