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Electricity Supply Association of Australia Published Statistic 1998/99



Electricity Supply Association of Australia Published Statistic 1998/99

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Tabled paper 1092


Tabled Papers for 8th Assembly 1997 - 2001; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Barry Coulter


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Small business charges 3.5% lower than Victoria. 2.6% lower than Western Aust. (These comparisons are based on the new PAWA General Purpose tariff of 15.5 c/kW h - previously 16 c/kWh.) After accounting for general inflation, the real price of domestic electricity in the NT has decreased by 16% since 1987/88. Over the same period, PAWAs General Purpose commercial tariff has decreased by 24% in real terms. Household energy in the Northern Territory is predominantly derived from electricity. This is in contrast to Australian averages where it is estimated that electricity accounts for just 42% of household energy. The average Australian household derives 42% of its energy from electricity, 33% from gas, and 24% from solid fuels, mainly wood for fireplaces. In total the average Australian household consumes more than 15,000 kWh of electricity, gas and solid fuel per year. In the Northern Territory, the average domestic household consumes 7,600 kWh per year of electricity per year. In the Northern Territory, 7,600 kWh of electricity costs $1,073 per year. For the average Australian household, the total energy consumption of electricity, gas and solid fuels costs $1,120 when costed at prevailing Victorian rates. H:\Economics_Corporate\LEG. ASSEMBLY BRIEFS\April !999\Tariff Comparisons.doc 2

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