Am I alone, in feeling the pain of rising electricity costs? It’s a government endorsed ripoff and Mr Crankypants has had enough. I’m currently with Origin Energy and I attach my bills for the past 3 years so that it’s no longer subjective opinion, and we can look at the hard cold facts. The truth is that Electricity Prices are escalating unfairly and the electricity retailers are making unfair profits.
I’ve had to go on a payment plan to meet the cost, now I just pay a standard fortnight fee in advance of my bill, and I simply do not believe that I’m alone in this. I recently installed Solar so I expect to see some savings (but Solar isn’t free, in my opinion it’s just a ploy by electricity resellers but the power at 6c per kWh, and sell it back ot you or your neighbour at 24c /per kWh. (fours time the cost). When I contacted Origin to update my meter they slapped on some additional cost (you can’t tell me it cost $600 dollars to update a electricity meter).
The Institute of Public Affairs said “Electricity prices in parts of Australia have increased at nearly four times the rate of inflation over the last 5 years”. (2010 – 2015). And the figures for 2010 – 2016 are even worse.
I have looked at a couple of websites which help you select a new Electricity Supplier and I think the best of these is http://energy.iselect.com.au/ (Let me know of a better comparison tool)
Here’s a discussion on Reddit, https://www.reddit.com/r/brisbane/comments/2mod22/average_quarterly_electricity_bill/
Footnote: I will write further on this subject, but I would appreciate some feedback about your own experiences with Electricity and Solar. – together we can.