Sounds like a veiled threat from the ETU to me. How …

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Sounds like a veiled threat from the ETU to me.
How is it that for many years we have seen rises in electricity prices, but the possibility of an interrupted power supply remains an enigma.
In this day an age, the only reason I can accept is a natural disaster and even then there should be some contingencies.
Given that Territory Generation is a wholly owned company of the NTG, yet again it boils down to the Government.
It would be fair for the payers of the system (the taxpayers) to receive some cost reduction where the supplier cannot fulfil its obligations. Say $10 to every affected subscriber up to 30 minutes, then increasing from there.
The Government expects certain contractors to pay SLA penalties, so surely what’s good for the goose …

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