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Ordinary electricity consumers subsidising solar power pioneers

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 02 Nov 2015

By Pattrick Smellie Nov. 3 (BusinessDesk) - Electricity consumers are subsidising the tiny proportion of people who have solar electricity generation on their rooftops because of the outdated way that local electricity network monopolies charge for the use of their wires, says the Electricity Authority, in a discussion paper released today. "The way electricity distribution is currently being priced is not encouraging consumers to invest in the right technology at the right time. If this situation does not change, it could cause $2.7 bill...

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