Wednesday, July 13, 2005


People in North overcharged for electricity

It was revealed today that people in Ireland's north are being overcharged for electricity.

Poor negotiations at the time the electricity service was privatised mean that the average household will have paid £1,600 (€2,323) too much by the year 2010.

By the end of this decade, Northern consumers will have paid £1bn (€1.45bn) more for their electricity than people in Britain.


Responding to the charge, a power station spokesman said he was shocked and that it was a bolt from the blue. He said he hoped it would not spark a surge of complaints and that it would instead fizzle out. He acknowledged it was a jolt to morale but that it would be sorted in a flash.


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