3 Nov 2015

Solar energy 'biggest challenge' to electricity pricing says EA

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 3 November 2015

The Electricity Authority says a massive uptake of solar technology will be bad for other consumers. It wants lines companies to start thinking about changing the way it charges consumers for distributing power from the grid - saying if they don't they will encourage a lot of investment in solar panels - which will be bad for those who don't have them as they'll be picking up more of the cost of maintaining the networks. Carl Hansen is the Authority's chief executive.