Safe, efficient power supply will continue in harmony with new vegetation rules: Ergon

Published: 23 Jun 2016 9:43am

Ergon Energy says there will be no impacts on its customers or electricity prices in relation to new vegetation laws proposed by the Queensland Government.

Ergon Energy supports any measures to deliver better environmental outcomes in Queensland and has clarified its position in relation to the proposed new laws.

Acting Chief Executive Ros Baker said Ergon supported the proposed legislation and would work closely with relevant authorities and stakeholders to ensure the electricity network operated in harmony within any new rules.

“An Ergon officer had raised speculative concerns during the consultation period relating to this new legislation,” Ms Baker said.

“Further analysis by Ergon has determined that there are no fundamental issues and we have a number of options to deliver our service appropriately,” she said.

Ms Baker said there would be no impact on electricity prices or connection times through the proposed legislation.

“Ergon will continue to provide connections to meet customer needs within specified timeframes, while managing vegetation sensitively during any works,” Ms Baker said.

Ergon Energy will be providing a further submission to the Queensland Government’s Agriculture and Environment committee in due course.

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