Our electric co is state govt owned.
When our current state govt got elected 4 years ago, the previous govt had capped electric power prices for their 4 year term and they were affordable enough, that you didn't panic about turning on a light or turning appliances with standbye circuits and LEDS off at the power point overnight to save a few cents.
When the latest govt got in they claimed the previous govt left them with a $1 Billion debt for production of electric power.
As a result our electric power went up 60% in just 4 years.
Just recently it's our summer - and we have had 3 heatwaves (Temps around 110F+ for more than a week - 10 days straight) within the last 2 months - meaning you have to run air con 24 hours a day for those periods or you can't even sleep at night.
So this 2 months electric bill has just come in...
Its a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home - double brick and tile construction, insulated ceilings, roof extractor vents.
4 people in it.
Hot water is gas fired... one stove also gas & one electric.
Normal electric appliances (TVs, refrigerators, washing machine, lights & underground retic bore on clock timer a few days a week). 2 split cycle air cons and one stand alone portable.
This latest bill - for the last 2 months! $900+
What do you all pay for electric power?
There's an election in 2 weeks time - this crews 4 years is up - I don't think I can afford to vote for them again if they think families can afford this for power costs.
Are we getting ripped by our govt electric co?
Have I just lost touch with world energy prices these days?.
I'm thinking about taking light globes out of sockets etc and cutting TV chord plugs off so they can't be used or something - I just don't know where all this power is going!
Is it just me?