South Australian energy consumption drops

Report on retail competition: In its report on “Monitoring the development of energy retail competition in South Australia” ESCOSA said this compared to just under 50 per cent in a 2004 survey.

Findings on range of quarterly bills: The survey of 808 households in metropolitan Adelaide and 403 in regional South Australian areas found:

• 22 per cent with quarterly bills under $150 (15 per cent in 2004);

• 22 per cent with quarterly bills between $151-$200 (19 per cent in 2004);

• 16 per cent with quarterly bills between $201-$250 (15 per cent in 2004);

• 15 per cent with quarterly bills between $251-$300 (18 per cent in 2004);

• 20 per cent with quarterly bills between $$301-$500 (27 per cent in 2004); and

• 4 per cent with quarterly bills between $501-$700 (6 per cent in 2004).

Quarterly bills not given for small businesses: The survey also covered 410 small business customers, 253 in metropolitan Adelaide and 157 in regional areas. However, no comparisons of quarterly bills were given for them.

Reference: Report by Essential Services Commission of South Australia (ESCOSA) on “Monitoring the development of energy retail competition in South Australia.” 4 April 2006. Address: 8th floor, 50 Pirie Street, Adelaide. SA. 5000. GPO Box 2605, Adelaide. SA. 5001. Phone: (08) 8463 4444. Fax (08) 8463 4449.
http://www.escosa.sa.gov.au/

Erisk Net, 15/4/2006

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