Eligible Queenslanders advised to apply for electricity rebate

Thousands of households in Queensland seem to be missing out on a lifetime opportunity to save more on their power bills with the electricity rebate. Time is money and the choices that consumers make today will determine their electricity costs in the future.

Earlier this year, alterations made by the Palaszczuk Government to include Commonwealth Health Care Card holders and asylum-seekers, provided for an additional 157,000 people that qualify for an annual electricity rebate of $330 per year, rising to $340.85 for 2017-18. Surprisingly, less than one in 10 of those eligible to apply for the free cash have send applications through their power retailers.

“I’m concerned Health Care Card holders don’t know the rebate exists to help them, so we will be ramping up our push to ensure eligible Queenslanders know about the entitlement,” Treasurer Curtis Pitt stated.

For any customer that applies before December, the rebate will be backdated to January.

“The Palaszczuk Government understands the pressure electricity prices has on Queenslanders,’’ added Mr Pitt.

Already, a whole $1.16 billion was being channeled into the industry in a bet to keep electricity prices down. These investment efforts include instructing the government-owned Energy Queensland to cut its network charges by $770 million over the next three years by simply scrapping the cost of the solar bonus scheme from power bills. That move helped share out the probable increase in electricity bills to 3.3 per cent, the lowest rate of any mainland state.

In a contrary statement, the LNP leader Tim Nicholls said: “We all know that businesses and families are paying more with Labor’s hidden tax on their power bills – a 70 per cent increase in wholesale power prices over the last two years – and it’s making life really hard.”

Solar Panel Xpress are at the forefront of the battle against rising Queensland Electricity prices, assisting consumers in South East Queensland save thousands through renewable energy technology and the electricity rebate.

So why pay more when you can install solar to not only make free money but also get a zero monthly power bill? Sounds good, right? For more information on how to avert the ever rising power bills—and by the way, Australia has the highest in the world; click here.

The Author

I took an interest in the Australian energy sector close to ten years ago and since then have monitored the trends, technologies and direction of the Australian Energy Market. I was drawn to the Australian solar market in 2008 and since then have worked heavily in the field. I am partnered with national and international solar energy companies, from manufacturers of solar panel and inverter technology, online software developers that introduce tools to quote, monitor and manage solar power systems and media organisations who like myself, closely monitor the solar and renewable energy sector.

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