Power outages a financial hit to SA businesses

South Australian employers have suffered massive cost impacts due to significant power outages in the state. Adelaide Brighton Limited is the latest South Australian company to outline the severe costs of recent blackouts, in the order of $13 million. “Electricity disruptions in South Australia are now having a massive financial impact on South Australian businesses, […]

State Liberals support business push for lower power prices

The State Liberals are throwing their support behind South Australian businesses seeking access to lower electricity prices through a joint purchasing group. Shadow Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan has today written to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to support the application of the South Australian Chamber of Mines and […]

Blackout Jay leaves SA vulnerable

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) report into last week’s electricity rationing that impacted 90,000 SA households and businesses is a wake-up call for South Australia. “South Australians are at the mercy of the weather and overly reliant on electricity generated in Victoria after 15 years of Labor,” said Shadow Minister for Energy and Mining […]

Electricity in South Australia | QUESTION TIME

Excerpt from Question Time transcript 14 February 2017 Mr MARSHALL ( Dunstan—Leader of the Opposition) (14:12:11): My question is to the Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy. What contingencies are in place to protect South Australian power consumers from the imminent closure of the Hazelwood power station, and the subsequent loss of supply through the […]

Emergency Services Motion | SPEECH

Dr McFETRIDGE ( Morphett ) ( 11:29 :06 ): I move: That this house— (a) condemns the state government for increasing cost of living pressures on South Australian families and businesses; and (b) supports significant reductions in the impact that emergency services levy charges have on South Australian families and businesses, whilst at the same […]

Power Infrastructure | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 15:16 :48 ): Mr Speaker, you know as well as every other member of parliament and every South Australian know what a dreadful situation we have across our state in regard to electricity. South Australians are suffering with the most expensive and least reliable electricity in the […]