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AEMC Report Recommends Opening Up Meter Market To Deliver Better Electricity Prices to Australians
Electricity Wizard CEO, Alan Belkin believes a recommendation in the Power of Choice report published by the Australian Energy Market Commission, may help to deliver better electricity prices for Australians.
Mr Belkin is the CEO of electricity price comparison service, Electricity Wizard, and he is quick to identify opportunities for delivering better electricity prices, whenever they present themselves. This particular recommendation in the Report - to free up the electricity meter market, he believes, could make a measurable difference.
“Freeing up the electricity meter market to private enterprise and competition could have a real impact on electricity costs in both residential and business environments”
“Over in New Zealand, where the electricity meter can be owned by the distributor, retailer or even the householder, metering charges are 1 cent/kWh. However, in Victoria, for example, the metering charge is 4 cents/kWh.” explained Mr Belkin. “In a state where the average household consumes 5,000 kWh each year, the metering services cost difference is signficant.”
The Power of Choice report recommends a model where metering services can be provided by any approved metering service provider.
AEMC Chairman, John Pierce, explained the recommendation “It is an important step in producing an innovative pricing structure. Unless there is metering competition, we won’t see market innovation.”
Alan Belkin agrees. “Opening up the provision of electricity meters to competition, combined with Australians comparing prices from electricity retailers, must lead to http://www.electricitywizard.com.au better electricity prices for Australians.”
Electricity Wizard’s free price comparison service can be accessed at ElectricityWizard.com.au
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The Australian gas and electricity market is one of the most competitive in the world - with dozens of companies, making it extremely difficult to know if you’re choosing the right plan for you.
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