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Victorian Parliament passes Energy Legislation Amendment (Customer Metering Protections and Other Matters) Bill 2014

This bill includes the power to make Orders in Council to provide for setting fees to manually read meters, and the recovery of these fees by retailers. These charges are yet to be set, with the AER (Australian Energy Regulator) … Continue reading

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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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Victorias electricity smart meters here to stay | Herald Sun

A Baillieu government audit has concluded smart meters will help households control their energy use and ease some pain from soaring power bills in the future. THE $2.18 billion roll-out of Victorias electricity smart meters will go ahead because too … Continue reading

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Power rationing ruling alarms consumer groups

CONSUMER groups are concerned that a ruling to allow power companies to ration their supply to households could leave some people high and dry. A final ruling by the Essential Services Commission this week opens the way for power companies … 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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Sneaky smart-meter price hike on Melbourne Cup eve | Herald Sun

by: Matt Johnston From: Herald Sun November 01, 2011 12:00AM MONEY-hungry power companies will hit households an extra $1.1 billion to install smart meters after winning approval for hikes on the eve of the Melbourne Cup.The decision will lead to … Continue reading

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Surge in electric hostility – The Age

Property owners are receiving smart meteres whether they want them or not.SMART electricity meters are sometimes being installed without consent and against the wishes of property owners, sparking a surge in consumer complaints and, in extreme cases, attacks on electrical … Continue reading

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