The Courier-Mail

Electricit­y giants in for shock

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WITH decreasing household power consumptio­n, how can power distributi­on companies justify yet another increase, given the continual price hikes since deregulati­on began in 1997 ( SM, Sep 6)? With new technologi­es allowing households to become more efficient and even self-sufficient, Ergon and Energex should start to adapt to changing market conditions rather than squeeze customers for more money, or risk becoming redundant like Australia Post’s letter service. Milvio Di Bartolomeo, Wellington Point

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