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Question Without Notice No. 341 asked in the Legislative Council on 9 April 2019 by Hon Simon O’Brien

Minister responding: Hon W.J. Johnston
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

ELECTRICITY RETAILERS — DISCONNECTIONS

341. Hon SIMON O'BRIEN to the minister representing the Minister for Energy:

Provide the following for each energy retailer in Western Australia.

(a) For each month from July 2018 to March 2019, how many disconnection warnings were issued for —

(i) residential customers; and

(ii) non-residential customers?

(b) For each month from July 2018 to March 2019, how many disconnections occurred for —

(i) residential customers; and

(ii) non-residential customers?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The question had been asked of the Leader of the House, but I represent the Minister for Energy, so I have an answer to that question.

The answer is in tabular form. It has months, disconnection warnings and disconnections, so I seek leave to have it incorporated into Hansard.

Leave granted.

The following material was incorporated —

Synergy

(a) DISCONNECTION WARNINGS

(b) DISCONNECTIONS

Month

(i) Residential Customers

(ii) Non-Residential Customers

(i) Residential Customers2

(ii) Non-Residential Customers2

July 2018

12 068

1 439

1 657

90

August 2018

13 121

1 519

1 720

107

September 2018

11 986

1 368

1 099

74

October 2018

15 424

1 725

2 076

145

November 2018

14 007

1 699

1 466

66

December 2018

11 618

1 193

849

33

January 2019

13 567

1 580

1 565

60

February 2019

13 188

1 395

1 583

141

March 2019

March data will be available in mid-April.

March data will be available in mid-April.

TOTAL

104 979

11 918

12 015

716

Note: These figures relate to disconnection warnings and disconnections for non-payment only.

Horizon Power

(a) DISCONNECTION WARNINGS

(b) DISCONNECTIONS

Month

(i) Residential Customers

(ii) Non-Residential Customers

(i) Residential Customers2

(ii) Non-Residential Customers2

July 2018

587

165

120

6

August 2018

1 204

344

309

10

September 2018

1 150

248

247

14

October 2018

1 042

289

273

13

November 2018

1 353

370

280

13

December 2018

830

273

160

5

January 2019

1 430

414

279

13

February 2019

1 241

398

263

8

March 2019

1 195

315

199

6

TOTAL

10 032

2 816

2 130

88

Note: These figures relate to disconnection warnings and disconnections for non-payment only, and exclude pre-payment meters.