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TWO Things Are About To Become HEAPS MORE EXPENSIVE In Melbo

Victorian households are to face a combined electricity and gas bill blowout of up to $310 next year as retailers raise their prices.

The looming closure of the Hazelwood Power Plant is being blamed for the huge price cost, while our gas prices are surging above the average.

Depending on your retailer and your location, you could be suing up to an extra $310. Customers who use solar power will see a smaller increase but can still expect to be slugged an extra $210.

Just last week the Essential Services Commission revealed more than 70,000 people are in payment plans with their energy retailer, while 61,000 were disconnected from their retailer in the last year.

Average price rises for default residential electricity tariffs, known as standing offers, will range from 6.5 to 11.5 percent in January. While most customers are on discounted offers, many will face similar price increases.

Energy Australia’s has bill was rise between 6.1 and 8.4 percent, or about $72-$72 a year.

AGL customers will see an average $135 rise and origin will add $94 to its bills.

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