How can Australians negotiate better electricity prices?
Why do different people pay different electricity prices? Who pays the highest prices, and why? And how low do the prices go for consumers who negotiate with their retailers?
In this seminar, Dr David Byrne and Dr Leslie Martin from the Department of Economics and Centre for Market Design will present preliminary results from their path breaking study into retail electricity pricing. The study proposes a new methodology for providing government visibility into electricity contracts, and provides insights into why electricity market power leads to different consumers paying different prices.
Mr David Blowers, Energy Fellow at the Grattan Institute, and a household name for energy policy in Australia, will provide a discussion of this research and how it fits into broader policy debates into the Australian energy sector.
This is a free seminar.
Ground Floor, FBE Building
University of Melbourne
111 Barry Street
Carlton, VIC 3053