Businesses hit by power bill pressur월드 카지노e for extra time to complete paperwork
TOM BARBEY, FOR THE TIMES
A small-business owner in a town south of Sydney has been left scrambling for nearly three months, having been forced to file paperwork to start paying off the bill in two weeks.
AUSTIN BURTON, FOR THE SAME STUFF
Sydney property developer Paul Greenfield, who also owns the Sydney Rugby League club Wests Tigers, was given 30 days to file paperwork or be slapped with a debt of more than $1.9 million after a power surge left them with no electricity for 10 hours.
The Power Purchase서산안마 Agreement (PPA), used for purchasing a power plant from a customer for a fixed amount of power, is a legally binding agreement between the electricity supplier and the customer.
The contract provides for a 30-day grace period when there are still customers running out of power, which is why Greenfield and other power suppliers can continue paying for the plant and keep the system running normally until the last customer is out of 점보카지노power.
This arrangement also means customers may be hit by the bill right after they have finished paying in advance but can choose to wait until they have paid all their bills or they have been given the grace period by an administrative agency.
PEPBERS FINE THE SAME
So is Greenfield being penalised because he paid an extra fee for his contract to last so long?
No, it’s not, says the Victorian Government Energy and Resource Minister Brad Hazzard.
“That 30-day grace period is the same as any other 30-day period and the issue of interest charge [is] part of a contract that the parties signed,” Hazzard said.
“The PPA simply means a power customer can decide whether or not they want to take a longer grace period and that option is valid and appropriate as long as they can afford to do so.”
Hazzard also said that the PPA’s purpose is to ensure that power companies are providing reasonable power supply, even if the electricity is intermittent.
He said the contract is meant to provide power to customers at “the lowest cost and ensure they have reliable and secure electricity.”
HOW DO YOU FIX IT?
So is this just because the PPA is technically legal?
Well not really, it could also come down to your definition of legal.
For example, should a business have to apply fo