Read Neil Barrett’s column in The Midland Express (week 7, 19/8/2014) on MASH+ and Powercor, hybrid systems and electricity retailers. Here’s an extract:
“One of the most common questions I’ve received from readers is “How can I get away from the electricity company altogether?”, says Neil Barrett of The Hub Foundation.
“Most callers are aware that prices have almost doubled in the past six years, not because of the carbon tax but because of over-investment in infrastructure at a time when electricity demand from the grid is actually falling.
What can you do? Putting lot of solar on your roof will help reduce your bills and your exports will cut the use of coal at Yallourn.
Then within five to 10 years, storage in one form or another will be widely available and it will be managed either by the electricity industry, if it rises to the challenge, or individual householders.”