Head­room charge

Isis Town and Country - - News -

POWER users across the re­gion will be hop­ing a no­tice of mo­tion put for­ward by Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil will gain in­clu­sion on the agenda at the forth­com­ing Queens­land Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment As­so­ci­a­tion con­fer­ence.

The mo­tion, adopted at yesterday’s or­di­nary coun­cil meet­ing, seeks to re­quest the Queens­land Gov­ern­ment re­move the 5% “head­room” charge cur­rently ap­plied to Er­gon elec­tric­ity charges.

The con­tro­ver­sial “head­room” charge was ap­plied by the Queens­land Com­pe­ti­tion Au­thor­ity in 2013 in a move de­signed to ac­com­mo­date com­pe­ti­tion among the state’s elec­tric­ity re­tail­ers.

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