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Increased pressure to cut peak electricity use

THE growing pressure on Australians to cut their peak power use has been given a boost, with the Australian Energy Market Commission recommending consumers change their electricity usage.

After an 18-month investigation into the way the national electricity market operates and recommending changes, the AEMC released its final Power of Choice review report on Friday.

The commission recommended major changes to the National Electricity Rules and government programs which give consumers information about prices, and what options people have to change their power use.

It could also lead to higher prices during times of peak demand, such as during summer, in line with recent recommendations in the Federal Government's energy white paper.

The report will now go to the Standing Council of Energy and Resources, for state and federal ministers to decide what action will be taken.

Topics:  electricity, power bills


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