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No relief as electricity costs rise

Thursday, 14th June, 2012

St Vincent de Paul Regional Manager, Pam Sky, says the electricity price hikes are too much for many families. St Vincent de Paul Regional Manager, Pam Sky, says the electricity price hikes are too much for many families.

By Gayle Ball

Low income earners, pensioners and City Council are expected to be among the hardest hit by a 19.7 per cent electricity price hike - the third double digit increase in as many years.

The rise, which will come into effect on July 1, was announced yesterday by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).

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