Regulator takes issue with penalty charge for solar power

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 04 Apr 2016

By Pattrick Smellie April 5 (BusinessDesk) - The Electricity Authority says plans by the Hawke's Bay electricity lines operator, Unison Networks, to charge a special tariff effectively penalising households that install solar power units on their rooves are out of step with its recommendations. Unison's new charge would as much as halve the average $300 in annual savings that a photo-voltaic solar electricity generation unit could produce for an average Hawke's Bay household. The move has angered the Labour and Green parties and provoked...

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