Just when you thought it was safe to get a solar system on the roof of your house, our energy providers give us a nice little extra Solar Service Charge called the Solar Metering Service Charge, so what is a Solar Service Charge?
I received a letter from AGL yesterday and was pleasantly surprised I was getting “about 40 cents less” change per week in our electricity charges.
Read that line again, as the “per week” part is important.
They make it sound like they are doing a great job for you with a reduction on the front page of the letter and I think most people will only read the front.
Great news AGL, this is until you read the back of your letter and find out the truth of the matter.
Electricity Tariff Charges have come down, but the fixed Supply Charge has gone up.[Read more…]