Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington launched the LNP’s economic vision during her Budget Reply speech to State Parliament on Thursday, including breaking Ergon Energy’s monopoly in regional Queensland
Electricity users in regional Queensland should notice a small drop in their annual power bills following the release on Thursday of the latest review by the Queensland Competition Authority.
The Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) has launched an investigation into Ergon Energy for overcharging large regional business customers.
Ergon Energy is trialling the use of two fire-resistant products on selected power poles to determine their effectiveness in protecting them from bushfires.
A power line fault near Tessmanns Road in Kingaroy left 1460 Ergon Energy customers without power at 11:47am on Tuesday.
More than 900 Ergon Energy customers in the Kingaroy area were left without power when a tree branch severed multiple powerlines in River Road on Friday.
The announcement by the Queensland Competition Authority on Wednesday not to pass on network electricity price savings to farmers and other businesses on transitional and obsolete tariffs has been slammed as “a betrayal of rural and regional communities”.
Not-for-profit groups seeking a financial boost for their local projects are being urged to apply for their share of the Energex-Ergon Community Fund.
Young people from across the South Burnett have begun apprenticeships at Stanwell Corporation and Ergon Energy.
Ergon Energy is inviting State Emergency Service groups to apply for grants to buy vital emergency equipment.
Parts of the South Burnett lost power due to damage caused by the strong winds which accompanied Sunday night’s much-welcome rainfall.
Ergon Energy now has apprenticeship positions open throughout Queensland, including in Kingaroy, Yarraman and Toowoomba.
Property owners planning burn-offs have been urged by Ergon Energy to take precautions to prevent damage to the electricity network.
Ergon Energy and Energex have begun a recruitment drive to attract electrical engineering graduates to join the network early in 2018.
About 150 Ergon Energy customers in the southern end of Kingaroy suffered brownouts on Wednesday afternoon.
The Queensland Farmers Federation (QFF) is encouraging farmers to sign up quickly for Ergon Energy’s Agricultural Tariff Trial.
A power outage that blacked out about 14,000 homes and businesses in the South Burnett on Thursday evening was linked to an issue at Ergon Energy’s Kingaroy substation.
Electricity prices look set to rise again, with small business bills expected to increase by 1.5 per cent, household bills by 1.7 per cent, and farmers and irrigators by up to 1.9 per cent
The recent hot weather has been putting a heavy load on Ergon Energy’s electricity network … and there’s more to come.
South Burnett residents reliant upon mains-powered life support equipment have been urged to register or update their contact details with Ergon Energy’s Life Support program.
Saturday night’s wild thunderstorms in the South Burnett caught motorists by surprise, brought down trees and branches, and left thousands of residents without power for more than 21 hours.