Electricity price workshops in QLD

Queensland energy minister Mark McArdle is encouraging residents across regional Queensland to have their say about electricity prices and how it affects their homes and businesses.

The Queensland Competition Authority is hosting a series of community workshops in the sunshine state later this month, which will act as a way of beginning a process of consultation for setting regulated retail electricity prices in the next financial year.

Mr McArdle said this was a great opportunity for the public to express their views and to ascertain what the next step is in reducing these high electricity prices.

"In September, the Queensland Government released terms of reference for the QCA to develop electricity tariffs for 2013-14 that better reflect the cost of delivering electricity," he said.

These workshops will take place in the following locations throughout November:

Gatton, Emerald, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mareeba, Townsville, Ayr , Mackay - Brisbane will host one in December as well.

Further workshops will occur in 2013 once the QCA releases its draft determination of prices for 2013-14.

If you feel your electricity prices are too high, talk to a comparison and switching service to ascertain whether there is a better deal out there for you.

Posted by Charlie Moore