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Taxpayers could be exposed as interconnector finances savaged

The $2.4 billion SA-NSW interconnector spruiked by the Marshall Government as a way to slash household energy bills has hit a major snag, with a Commonwealth adjudicator declaring a bid to start charging customers before the project is built would “cost consumers money and expose them to greater risks” – and warning broader cost savings are unlikely to kick in for a decade.

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Jay Weatherill, with Solar Reserve executives and frontbenchers Tom Koutsantonis and Geoff Brock, in Port Augusta this week to spruik the planned solar thermal plant. Photo: David Mariuz / AAP
Opinion

Richardson: Why bad news could be good for Labor

Far from being the last nail in the Weatherill Government’s electoral coffin, the power crisis has perversely breathed new life into Labor’s re-election hopes, writes Tom Richardson. It is turning its own failures on energy security into a single-issue platform on which to campaign.