27 May 2020

Fears Covid-19 hit districts will face huge line charge rises

From Morning Report, 6:20 am on 27 May 2020

There are fears Aurora Energy's $400 million upgrade to its power network in Otago will disproportionately affect those least able to afford it.

Under the Dunedin City Council-owned company's proposal, line charges may increase by up to $500 a year.

With the economic effects of Covid-19 wreaking havoc in Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago there are calls to revisit the plan.