Power bill pressure


POWER PRICES COSTING JOBS: South East Pine manager John Forster declared surging power prices in South Australia have cost his business wages for potential employees. "These huge price spikes are impacting our business - it means we can't employ someone," Mr Forster told The Border Watch this week.

POWER PRICES COSTING JOBS: South East Pine manager John Forster declared surging power prices in South Australia have cost his business wages for potential employees. "These huge price spikes are impacting our business - it means we can't employ someone," Mr Forster told The Border Watch this week.

SURGING power prices across the state are costing jobs in the region's most prominent industries, according to a spokesperson for a local timber mill.

South East Pine manager John Forster spoke to The Border Watch this week and was scathing of the State Government's heavy reliance on wind turbines and interstate outsourcing of electricity.

Mr Forster said the business had suffered due to "massive" electricity price rises and had been forced to make cutbacks.

"The price we pay for megawatts per hour has tripled in the past two years," Mr Forster said.

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