↘ Power providers

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - NEWS OPINION -

A WARN­ING to all house­holds in re­gards to over­charg­ing by power providers: I have lived in two houses on the coast in the past seven years.

In the first house, my power bills crept up each bill till they had dou­bled. I ques­tioned this with the provider and was told that the charges were cor­rect, I rang the Power Om­buds­man about this. Af­ter some in­ves­ti­ga­tion it turned out the provider had stopped the off-peak hot wa­ter dis­count, re­sult­ing in them hav­ing to re­fund me $1800 in over­charg­ing. Sec­ond house the power bill sud­denly in­creased by 150 per cent. When this provider was con­tacted they claimed our hot wa­ter sys­tem must have been faulty. We called an elec­tri­cian who found the me­ter was faulty. If your bills have in­creased ridicu­lously, ques­tion it.

— Deb­bie Heath,

Golden Beach

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