Wow, in Qld I currently get 20c/kWh with AGL. It is however not that simple as it is also important to consider the daily connection and metering costs as well as cost of purchased power.
As a point of interest. How much ability do consumers genuinely have to influence the market for electricity?
Australia in the NEM (National Energy Market) which excludes WA and the NT consumes approx 200TWh (terra Watt hrs) of energy each year.
But, (it’s a very big “but”), consumers are responsible for only one quarter or approx 25% of consumption.
From the AEMO, apologies for the slightly dated overview.
It is self evident from the graph who the other big user is and who purchases or pays for the rest.
The ongoing uptake in residential roof top solar is great. But (the big “but” again) it is open to challenge that consumers need to invest in ‘fair dinkum reliable power” to save household electrical supply?
The greatest need for securing the network and power supply is to meet the needs of business and industry? True, that is all to do with having employment, but not to do with forgetting to turn the lights off at home.
For current actual consumption (residential use not detailed)
I do wonder why government and industry talk has a focus on the consumer and residential consumption when some of the greatest opportunities for change lie elsewhere.