Electricity rise 'justified' by Guernsey politician
- 14 October 2012
- From the section Guernsey
A big rise in electricity prices in Guernsey has been defended by the Deputy Environment Minister.
The 9% increase, which came into force on 1 October, will cost customers an extra £3 to £10 a month.
Tony Spruce said the rise was justified because of the costs faced by Guernsey Electricity to produce on-island power after a cable link failure to France.
However he added that if the utility succeeded in claiming insurance, customers should be offered a rebate.
The price of electricity may not come down for a number of years until a new undersea cable link with Jersey can be laid, allowing power to be imported from France.