Brisbane You Could Be Getting A Discount On Your Electricity
Nearly two million Queensland households will have $50 knocked off their energy bills as they reap dividends from state-owned electricity generators.
Under the state government's Affordable Energy Plan around 1.9 million Queenslanders will receive the $50 payment this year and next year.
Keep an eye out for your $50 annual rebate on your next power bill. That’s your dividend as an owner of Qld’s electricity businesses - the ones the LNP would have sold. @ErgonEnergy @QCOSS_ pic.twitter.com/iiYa7GGXTW— Dr Anthony Lynham (@DrAnthonyLynham) April 29, 2018
"We can return these dividends from these power business because their owners are the people of Queensland," Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said in a statement.
“I strongly encourage Queenslanders to check their next power bill for the line item showing the $50 credit.
“The $50 dividend will be applied automatically by all electricity retailers across Queensland for more than 1.9 million households in 2018 and again in 2019.
“We understand the cost of living pressures faced by all Queenslanders, especially our most vulnerable who will benefit the most.
“The government can take this action, because Queenslanders own our electricity business, not private companies the LNP would have sold them to.”