The Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications is seeking submissions from people about the behaviour of the various electricity distribution companies around Australia and of their apparent ‘gold-plating’ of their networks.
The Committee is interested to learn whether they force their customers to pay for these “gold plated” costs that are possibly not necessary. The committee is to consider whether prosecutions should be issued if rorting has been detected.
The Senate Inquiry will also investigate:
-whether energy companies have misrepresented information to the energy regulator for their benefit
-allegations of price rorting by companies
-whether current network arrangements discriminate against homes and businesses who generate their own power, and
-the possibility of establishing an independent body to investigate and prosecute poor behaviour.
Information about the inquiry, the full terms of reference and how to make a submission can be found at: The performance and management of electricity network companies.
Don’t miss this opportunity to let the Senate know your experiences dealing with power companies.
Submissions close December 18.