Electricity bills will be cut by up to $300 if member for Warrego Ann Leahy has her way.
Ms Leahy says the move would end Labor’s electricity divide between the southeast and the rest of Queensland.
“Households and businesses in Warrego Electorate deserve affordable energy rather than what they are experiencing under Labor where electricity is being used as a tax. More competition in the electricity marketplace is one way to drive down prices and should not be restricted to the southeast Queensland.”
“Southeast Queenslanders are spoilt for choice when it comes to their energy retailers and residents in the South West should be able to shop around as well.”
Ms Leahy says the LNP would introduce reforms to allow other energy retailers to compete against Ergon, potentially saving households $300 per year.
“The LNP’s plan would level the playing field for electricity retailers in regional Queensland.”
“The Queensland Productivity Commission reported this reform would deliver around $303 million in benefits to regional customers over the initial five-year period due to price discounting and competition.
The LNP’s plan to introduce competition in regional energy markets come on top of two earlier announcements aimed at boosting competition and supporting green energy by restructuring government-owned power generators from two to three entities and mandating investment by our government-owned energy companies in renewable energy generation.