The solution to Barnett’s unfair fixed charges

Premier Colin Barnett is now suggesting electricity consumers be hit with greater fixed charges to combat the demand death spiral. But customers should be able to choose how much capacity they need and pay for.

After flip-flopping on his attempt to short change WA solar customers on Monday, Premier Colin Barnett told Fairfax radio on Tuesday that, “It's fair to say that electricity consumers, all of us, whether we've got solar panels or not, maybe we should be paying a fixed component for all the infrastructure, particularly the power line system."

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