1 May 2018

Warnings against "free" solar deal

From Nine To Noon, 9:09 am on 1 May 2018

A consumer advocate for power customers in King Country is warning locals against rushing into a new solar deal, especially those who can least afford it. Supercharged Energy is offering low income customers a starting solar package for free if they sign up to a 10-year contract. For some it's being seen as a possible escape from the hefty power prices they're currently charged by TLC - the only lines company in the region. But consumer advocate, Sandra Greenslade, says customers should be very wary of getting locked into a new deal which could also mean they'd have to invest in additional solar panels. Kathryn also speaks with the chair of the Taumarunui Residents' and Ratepayers' Association, Jacques Windell.