Energex Solar Stitch up
IF ENERGEX get their way hundreds of thousands of homeowners with solar panels face losing the generous feed-in tariff, if they do one thing the power distribution company is fighting tooth and nail against.
Energex’ recent submission to the Queensland Productivity Commission electricity pricing inquiry left a lot of solar system owners concerned about their systems and their plans to add batteries at a later stage.
Energex recently increased their daily supply charge from 91c per day to $1.28 per day. The Off Peak Tariff and Night rate tariff are also set to go up, on top of this is the daily meter charge for each meter installed. The latest addition to this is a proposal to remove the 44c feed-in tariff that currently 265,000 solar system owners in Queensland have been enjoying, if they add batteries to their existing system.
This proposal in particular has upset many system owners because it appears it directly targets those who try to make the most of their renewable energy without causing further harm to Energex’ network (or the planet). Energex’ concern is twofold: