Power bill reform needs a switch in time

Reforming the tariff system will ensure electricity services remain affordable and efficient. But with elections looming, many state governments will be hesitant to take action.

Media obviously finds the topic boring or too complicated, or both, so millions of Australian electricity accountholders are missing the signals: the decades-long way electricity bills are calculated is about to change radically.

Tariffs are at the heart of all of power bills, and how they should be calculated is near the top of the agenda for regulators, energy retailers and network businesses.

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