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posted on:
April
16
2013

Electricty trial may save SA consumers $500 on their bills

 

Source: Adelaide Advertiser, 16 April 2013




A TRIAL in North Adelaide is offering incentives for consumers to reduce their peak electricity demand and potentially save up to $500 a year, in a bid to tackle the cause of high prices.



The SA Power Networks trial involves a fundamental change in thinking about how customers are charged. It links bills to levels of demand instead of simply adding up total electricity usage.


Under the so-called capacity tariff system, customers would be rewarded for drawing less than their individually determined demand but be penalised if they go above it.


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