Case for electricity tariff reform ‘clear’

Original article by Adam Creighton
The Australian – Page: 18 : 18-Jul-14

AGL Energy’s chief economist, Paul Simshauser, argues that adopting an electric power tariff system based on the time of use could boost economic activity. He estimates that productivity could potentially increase by around $A1.6bn annually. Research by AGL suggests that nearly 66 per cent of Australian households that take up time-based tariffs are financially better off. He says an opt-out system for flexible tariffs may be the best approach


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