Electricity Bills Shock Consumers During Baseload Power Crisis

Consumers ring the alarm on the hit to their budgets from the upheaval in the energy market, with 49%

Australians are at risk of rising electricity bills, according to a new report by the Turnbull Government. The government was warned of an upcoming gap in the national electricity supply as many coal-fired power stations are being closed. This also highlighted the urgent need to build new generators to be in operation 24/7 as reported by The Australian. 49% of consumers declared in a report that they will not pay a cent more for renewable power. Since February the number of voters who will not pay for premium went up to 45%. Other key factors in the report include:
  • The expansion of existing coal-fired power stations is a more viable option to add baseload power as fast as possible.
  • The government also believes that the Snowy Hydro scheme expansion can help in increasing the capacity by 50% to 3,500 megawatt-hours or more.
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Written by Jon Capistrano

Jon specialises in research and content creation for our outreach campaigns. He’s worked as a technical support representative for Dell, America Online, Xbox and Dodo Australia. He’s an avid scooterist and musician.

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