Power price rise rejected

THE Federal Court has dismissed an appeal by SA Power Networks to charge more for electricity distribution, which would have increased bills for all South Australians.

The ruling upholds the previous determination against SA Power Networks made by the Australian Competition Tribunal, following appeals by the State Government on behalf of households and businesses.

SAPN is the monopoly operator of the South Australian electricity distribution network of poles, wires and substations.

Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis said the Federal Court decision was a win for South Australians against higher power bills.

“What SAPN was seeking to do was to charge hundreds of millions of dollars

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