Subscribe today - find out more
Why you should consider BusinessDesk

Electricity low user charge to be phased out

Ian Llewellyn
Fri, 17 Sep 2021

Low electricity user charges are to be scrapped as unfair. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Ian Llewellyn
Fri, 17 Sep 2021
The government has agreed to phase out low user fixed charge electricity tariffs, with power companies stumping up $5 million to smooth the path for low income households that might be hit by the change.The Low Fixed Charge Tariff Option for households was introduced in 2004 after concerns that those using less electricity were paying too much for power.The regulations require a low fixed lines charge tariff to be offered of no more than $0.30/day where a bill has a fixed charge component.Low use is defined as 8,000kWh/year or 9,000kWh/year in...

Not convinced yet?

Subscribe to our Daily News Update free newsletter.

Arvida's $345m purchase a sharp deal with development opportunities
Jenny Ruth | Tue, 19 Oct 2021

Arvida is raising more capital than it needed to complete the Arena transaction.

Auckland to stay in level 3 lockdown until Nov 1
Ian Llewellyn | Mon, 18 Oct 2021

PM Ardern says it is hard but Auckland must remain in alert level 3 until vaccination rates get up.

Technology FREE
Partner Content: The pros and cons of going solo on security
Spark | Mon, 18 Oct 2021

Cybersecurity is not an option, but how your business finds the right tools for the job is.

Let's not lose sight of the wood for the trees

As much generation will need to be built in the next 14 years as has been built in the last 40+ years for Aotearoa to meet its commitment of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.

Getting the health and safety of remote workers right

With many staff working alone or in isolated situations, workplace health and safety is an operational priority. Here is how your business can protect remote workers.