Energy companies charging NSW solar panel owners for exporting power criticised by lobby group

Ausgrid has introduced a tariff to incentivise solar panel owners to export power in evening

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A new tarriff that will see solar panel owners charged for exporting their energy during the middle of the day could discourage solar uptake, consumer groups say.

Ausgrid, which has around 280,000 customers in New South Wales with rooftop solar panels, has introduced a two-way tariff system to incentivise solar panel owners to export their power into the grid in the evening, when it is most needed.

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