South-east Queensland residents are enjoying savings of more than $300 a year on their power bills thanks to price competition among retailers, according to the latest Queensland Competition Authority annual report released on Monday.
Firefighters and Ergon Energy have urged property owners to take extra precautions when conducting controlled burns near the electricity network.
It’s that time of the year … Stanwell, Ergon and Energex are inviting applications for apprenticeships and traineeships at these government-owned enterprises.
About 30 Ergon Energy customers in the Maclagan and Peranga areas lost power for almost five hours on Tuesday after an Army helicopter clipped powerlines.
Fallen power lines have been blamed for a blackout which affected almost 1600 Ergon Energy customers in the Gympie Regional Council area for more than seven hours on Tuesday morning.
Many residential and small business customers in regional Queensland should enjoy a small drop in power prices following the release on Friday of the Queensland Competition Authority’s latest determination.
Solar panels have been installed on the roof of the South Burnett Pantry in Kingaroy, thanks to a grant from the Ergon-Energex Community Fund.
About 1500 Ergon Energy customers in the South Burnett lost power briefly on Tuesday night.
Applicants have just three weeks to submit their case for a grant from the 2019 Ergon-Energex Community Fund.
Storm cells that crossed the South Burnett on Thursday afternoon caused widespread blackouts, although power was restored within half an hour in most locations.
Community groups have been invited to apply for grants of up to $5000 for worthy projects under the Ergon-Energex Community Fund.
Former Ergon workers got together to swap stories and share memories in Wondai recently, and the group now plans to make it a regular event.
Two power outages in the Wondai area on Saturday afternoon left about 420 Ergon Energy customers without power for several hours.
The LNP has vowed to bring competition into regional electricity markets to save consumers up to $356 per year if they win the next State election.
Household power bills could drop by about 10 per cent next year if proposals by Energy Queensland are accepted by the Australian Energy Regulator, according to the State Government.
About 6300 Ergon Energy customers in an area stretching from Booubyjan to Boondooma lost power on Wednesday morning due to fallen powerlines.
Ergon Energy meter readers will no longer enter yards where dogs are not securely restrained as part of new safety measures to be introduced next week.
Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington has told Prime Minister Scott Morrison that if the Coalition wants to win Queensland at the upcoming Federal Election, he should slash Queenslanders’ power bills.
Queenslanders can have their say on the State’s electricity future from today through the Queensland Household Energy Survey.
Ergon has warned that house fires, electric shocks and worse could occur from buying dodgy Christmas lights online.
Ergon Energy is urging customers who rely on advanced medical equipment to have a plan in place for unexpected power outages, especially during storm season.
At the peak of last week’s storms, more than 27,000 Ergon Energy customers across the South Burnett and Fraser Coast lost power
Ergon Energy Retail is developing a Financial Inclusion Action Plan to support customers who face genuine hardship in paying their electricity bills.
About 400 Ergon Energy customers in the Memerambi, Gordonbrook, Durong, Proston and Boondooma areas lost power on Tuesday morning after a power pole was damaged by fire.