Household electricity bills increased 3.3% in last quarter

Household electricity bills increased 3.3% in last quarter
Westport had the sharpest rise in power bills. (Image: Getty)
Ian Llewellyn
Household electricity prices increased by 3.3% in recent months, according to government data.The Quarterly Survey of Domestic Electricity Prices compiled by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) said the average price per kilowatt hour (kWh) for households was 34.7c on May 15.This was a 3.3% rise over the previous three months.Lines company and transmission charges made up 12.7c of this and the energy component 22c. These increased 7% and 1.2% respectively.The period covers April 1 when most lines companies...

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