Electricity market not working well – outgoing consumer advocate Deborah Hart

Electricity market not working well – outgoing consumer advocate Deborah Hart
Consumer Advocacy Council chair Deborah Hart says the electricity market needs to rethink the principles it is based on. (Image: Supplied)
Ian Llewellyn
There are clear signs the electricity market is not working as well as it should be, says the chair of the soon-to-be-canned Consumer Advocacy Council, Deborah Hart.The council was set up with the intention of giving households and small businesses a voice in the sector’s regulation. Its funding was axed in the last Budget.The frequency of warnings that narrow energy supply margins could threaten blackouts was one sign that it was not delivering desirable security of supply levels, Hart said in an exit interview.There were also concerns a...

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