Qld to end 8c solar feed-in tariff
Source: Climate Spectator, 6 March 2014
Households with solar panels will no longer be guaranteed the eight cents feed-in tariff, with the Electrical Trades Union saying the rug has been pulled out from 40,000 Queenslanders.
When the current rate ends on June 30, responsibility for paying the tariff will switch from government-owned distributors to retailers.
And consumers will have to negotiate directly with their retailer for the price they are paid.
Given the very limited competition outside the southeast corner, Ergon Energy customers will continue to receive a tariff paid by Ergon Retail.
Energy Minister Mark McArdle says the changes will ease electricity price rises for the rest of Queenslanders.
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