Energy

Interconnector to provide energy security

Mr TRELOAR (Flinders) (11:30): By leave, on behalf of the member for Morphett I move: That this house— (a) recognises that 28 September 2020 marks four years since the statewide blackout in which almost all of South Australia lost power; (b) acknowledges the failure of the former Labor government to secure the state’s electricity network, resulting…

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EP electricity supply

Mr TRELOAR (Flinders) (15:22): I might begin my grieve today—this is hot off the press, of course—by congratulating Streaky Bay local boy Kerrin McEvoy on winning his third Melbourne Cup aboard the horse Cross Counter. The SPEAKER: At good odds. Mr TRELOAR: Good odds of 12 to one, I think, Mr Speaker. You collected, I…

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Metering switch causes chaos

While the level of disruption is unacceptable, issues surrounding the new Power of Choice electricity reforms (metering changes) are being addressed. The reform process, switching the responsibility of metering services from SA Power Networks to energy retailers, was overseen by the Australian Energy Market Commission on December 1 last year. Despite steps being taken to…

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Eyre Peninsula Power Supply

Mr TRELOAR (Flinders) (15:29): I rise today to talk about a report that has come down over the last couple of days from the Essential Services Commission of South Australia into the reliability and quality of electricity supply on Eyre Peninsula. It has been long awaited. It has been a long time coming. The statewide…

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EP energy update

Nearly six months have passed since we were left in the dark, and what have we learnt? Firstly, thank you to the hundreds of people who took the time to fill in my power outage survey. The response was frankly extraordinary. It proved not only what a major issue power reliability is, but helped me…

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No bright spark for EP energy woes

A costly plan to secure reliable energy in South Australia does not consider Eyre Peninsula’s position. That is according to Member for Flinders Peter Treloar, who says there is nothing in the Weatherill Government’s recent policy announcement that indicates the bulk of EP will be any better off. “There is nothing to say EP’s electricity…

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Another week, another power outage

The State Liberals have slammed the repeated power failures on the Eyre Peninsula as third world and will lead a delegation seeking an urgent meeting about the problem with Premier Jay Weatherill. Member for Flinders Peter Treloar and State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall will join Eyre Peninsula mayors at the emergency meeting with the Premier. Power…

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Power outage survey

Please fill out this survey on how the power outage affected your household/business. treloar-letterhead-inhouse

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Power outage highlights major problems

It was with great anticipation and excitement when, as a small boy, our family home was connected to the 240 Volt state-wide power grid. The arrival of electricity brought many changes to our daily lives. The ensuing 50 years saw technological advances, particularly in communications, that resulted in the world being connected in ways we…

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