The Solar Bonus Scheme will end on 31 December 2016 – that’s just over a month from now. This means 146,000 households across NSW which have been getting a feed-in tariff of either 60 or 20 cents for the electricity they sell back to the grid will get a much lower feed-in tariff or no tariff at all from 1 January 2017. Many customers will need to have their meter changed to receive a feed-in tariff and manage their electricity use in the new year.

Some of these customers haven’t received an electricity bill for several years, so there’s  a very real chance that could be taken by surprise when they receive their first electricity bill next year.

The Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW (EWON) is concerned that customers are not prepared for the end of the Scheme. We urge people to get ready now by following the 5 steps below. Please share this information with your networks and help your clients, customers  and maybe even yourself get ready for the end of the scheme!

 

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