Solar homeowners targeted in SA Power Networks money grab - Solar Citizens

Solar homeowners targeted in SA Power Networks money grab

Solar Citizens has condemned SA Power Networks for unfairly targeting solar homeowners after it asked the Federal Court to overturn the Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER) decision to reject new taxes for solar homeowners.

“SA Power Networks’ latest attempt to discriminate against solar homeowners is deeply concerning and utterly unacceptable,” said Solar Citizens National Director Claire O’Rourke.

“This is a brazen money grab from SA Power Networks who want to target solar homeowners, and are again trying to push through unfair fees onto the solar community by any means possible.

“When SA Power Networks first proposed these new taxes on solar homeowners there was widespread community outrage.

“South Australians sent a clear message that they would not accept this attack on solar homeowners, and the AER listened and rejected the proposed fees.

“It’s time for SA Power Networks to listen too, and to stop trying to penalise those in the community who are embracing renewable energy.

“SA Power Networks can either attack or embrace the community energy revolution. This latest move indicates they intend to undermine the efforts of thousands of South Australians who have chosen to take control of their electricity bills by making the switch to solar.

“There are more than 184,920 solar homes in South Australia with more people going solar every day.

“Power companies need to stop trying to impose unwarranted charges.

“This is an unacceptable move by SA Power Networks and we call on them to put a stop to this witch hunt,” said Ms O’Rourke.

For more information contact Siobhan Lyttle 0432 828 004