Category Archives: Bills Soar

Power surge to price surge: prepare for an expensive education, says expert

A normal meter (left) and smart meter. VICTORIANS need to urgently educate themselves about the looming surge in electricity prices this year, or face bills so high many will struggle to pay them, the chief of an energy price comparison … Continue reading

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Smart meter technology to drive up the costs of power | Sydney thetelegraph.com.au

THE cost of cooling your home and cooking dinner could double under a new Gillard government power proposal. Charging consumers more for electricity during the evening peak, and less at other times, is among a raft of “policy options” contained … Continue reading

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Flawed meters a dumb idea | Herald Sun

GEORGE Lawson says the only thing he has got out of having a smart meter is a bigger bill. Since one of the units was installed at his Canterbury home in February last year, his supply charges have jumped by … Continue reading

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Electrical industry calls for investigation into electricity prices

Today, peak Australian electrical industry body, the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA), called on the Victorian Government to investigate electricity prices rises to provide greater transparency for consumers. Yesterday Origin Energy announced further electricity price rises meaning the average … Continue reading

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Record complaints made against power companies, Ombudsman reports | Herald Sun

RECORD numbers of complaints are being made against gas and electricity companies as they employ debt collectors to chase thousands of struggling customers over unpaid bills. The shocking extent of bill defaulting is revealed in a new report from Victoria’s … Continue reading

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MEETING MEDIA RELEASE by the Casey & Cardinia Smartmeter Awareness Group – 30th November

SMARTMETERS DAMAGING OUR FINANCIAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH. Are you concerned about any of these issues? Your electricity bills going through the roof with the new Time of Use tariff. Health issues related to the meters microwave radiation – you can’t … Continue reading

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Bill normally $185 PER QUARTER, new bill – $883.45.

Being a pensioner, i keep my electricity use to a minimum, since a smart meter was installed, i now have constant ringing in my ears, and i avoid loud noise, and my faithful dog is now drained of energy, and only 6 … Continue reading

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Meters build SPs smart future | Herald Sun

ENERGY distributor SP AusNet expects the continuing roll-out of smart meters to be the key for growth after posting a 12 per cent slide in half-year profit.While revenue was up 5.7 per cent to $830.5 million, largely because of electricity … Continue reading

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Smart Meter installers do not have to provide a Certificate of Electrical Safety.

Energy Safe Magazine Issue 23 Summer/Autumn 2011 Click here http://www.esv.vic.gov.au/About-ESV/Reports-and-publications/EnergySafe-Magazine We refer you to the following pages:Page 6, ESV plans audit of the electrical industry with focus on certificate usage due to their concerns with a large number of defects being discovered. “The LEW (licensed electrical … Continue reading

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Share your story.

There are many people in our community who are desperate to share their story about how Smart Meters have affected their lives. Please share your story with us using the Contact Us page. Your name, email address and personal details will … Continue reading

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