South Australia will be disconnected from the national electricity grid for up to two weeks after damage to transmission lines in Victoria.
Australians are urged to shop around to save money on spiralling electricity bills. But a comprehensive survey of Victorian customers shows that the savings are minimal, and reinforces that the market is now so complex that finding the cheapest deals is a challenge, argues Bruce Mountain.
Australians living and operating businesses in eastern states can expect a higher risk of blackouts this summer, especially in Victoria.
The Morrison Government is looking at a new coal-fired power station for Queensland, while reviving laws compelling power companies to cut wholesale prices and guarantee supply.