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SACOSS court battle to save customers $150 over five years

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South Australia’s peak welfare group is to launch legal action against the national energy regulator to save consumers about $150 over five years.

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South Australian Council of Social Service is seeking to overturn a recent decision by the Australian Energy Regulator on the amount SA Power Networks, can spend on infrastructure.

 

SACOSS stated that if successful its challenge could save consumers about $150 over the next five years.

The amount was important because the SA distribution network ultimately passed on those costs to consumers, SACOSS said.

“This is a big, unprecedented step for SACOSS, but we are concerned about the impact of massive electricity bills on vulnerable and disadvantaged households,” spokesman Greg Ogle said.

The legal challenge will argue that the revenue granted to SA Power Networks is excessive, forcing consumers to pay more for network services.

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