SAVINGS: Minister for Natural Resources and Energy Dr Anthony Lynham said Queenslanders will pay less for power.
SAVINGS: Minister for Natural Resources and Energy Dr Anthony Lynham said Queenslanders will pay less for power. Jack Lawrie

Government cuts power bills for regional homes

REGIONAL households will see a fall in their power bill following Thursday's Queensland Competition Authority price determination.

Typical bills for regional households will fall by 1.3percent and by 3.4percent for a small business. Queensland Energy minister, Dr Anthony Lynham, said said the move would ease pressure on households.

"The QCA lower power prices will be welcome relief to regional households which will pocket around $20 and small businesses around $86,” he said.

Dr Lynham said prices should decrease for four years in a row.

He claimed Queensland had some of the lowest power bills in the country added in part by government subsidies.

"These initiatives include the EasyPay Reward of $75 for regional households and $120 for regional small businesses if they adopt Ergon Energy's monthly direct debit ebilling.

"All Queenslanders, if they haven't already, also will receive a Queensland Government $50 dividend on their power bills,” Dr Lynham said.