June 11, 2021
The State Government says renewable energy has driven the biggest drop in electricity prices for regional Queenslanders in more than 16 years.
The Queensland Competition Authority released its final determination on Regulated Electricity Prices For Regional Queensland on Friday.
Notified prices for 2021-22 are:
- Decreasing by 7.3 per cent for a typical customer on the main residential tariff (Tariff 11)
- Decreasing by 3.7 per cent for a typical customer on the main small business tariff (Tariff 20).
Energy Minister Mick de Brenni said from July 1, households will save an average $101, while small businesses will save $79.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland’s Amanda Rohan welcomed the projected decrease in electricity prices for regional businesses.
“We know how important affordable electricity prices are for Queensland’s small business community post-pandemic, so any decrease in cost is welcome,” she said.