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Smart meter cost blow-out results in higher metering charges for 2015

Sat, 13 Dec 2014 12:00 am By admin

Just a year after the Victorian Government approved an increase in metering charges in 2014, the Government have today announced another approval for price increases for 2015.

Approved 2015 Charges (Single Phase Meter)
Jemena $226.32
AusNet Services $205.54
United Energy $154.51
CitiPower $115.90
Powercor $109.40

Whilst most distributors have increased their charges, two others (CitiPower and PowerCor) have dropped their charges slightly by a few dollars. SP Ausnet had the highest increase, from $160 to a whopping $205, a 28% increase.

The price increases were due to the distributors lobbying the Government so they could claw back the cost blowouts associated with the AMI rollout.

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