03/04/2006 - 08:43

New name on power bills

03/04/2006 - 08:43

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Energy Minister Francis Logan yesterday launched Synergy - one of four new Western Australian energy companies created out of the former Western Power.

New name on power bills

Energy Minister Francis Logan yesterday launched Synergy - one of four new Western Australian energy companies created out of the former Western Power.

Mr Logan said Synergy would be the public face of the state government's reform of the Western Australian energy industry.

"The reforms have been undertaken to introduce more competition and more specialisation into the industry," he said.

"Synergy is responsible for the sale of electricity throughout most of the South-West Interconnected System (SWIS), which includes the Perth metropolitan area and country areas, from Kalbarri in the north to Kalgoorlie in the east and Albany in the south.

"It will be their name and their logo that will start appearing on most residential power bills from tomorrow.

"Synergy will be the main point of contact for customers. It will be responsible for managing customers' electricity accounts, arranging connections and disconnections and answering customers' questions."

The other three businesses to be created out of the former Western Power are Verve Energy (responsible for power generation in the SWIS), Western Power (responsible for the transport of electricity within the SWIS) and Horizon Power (responsible for the generation, transport and sale of electricity in regional areas).

Mr Logan said Synergy would purchase energy from generators and sell it to customers using the existing electricity networks.

 

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2/04/06

New name on power bills.

Energy Minister Francis Logan today celebrated a new era for Western Australia's electricity industry by launching Synergy - one of four new energy companies created out of the former Western Power.

Mr Logan said Synergy would be the public face of the State Government's reform of the Western Australian energy industry.

"The reforms have been undertaken to introduce more competition and more specialisation into the industry," he said.

"Synergy is responsible for the sale of electricity throughout most of the South-West Interconnected System (SWIS), which includes the Perth metropolitan area and country areas, from Kalbarri in the north to Kalgoorlie in the east and Albany in the south.

"It will be their name and their logo that will start appearing on most residential power bills from tomorrow.

"Synergy will be the main point of contact for customers. It will be responsible for managing customers' electricity accounts, arranging connections and disconnections and answering customers' questions."

The other three businesses to be created out of the former Western Power are Verve Energy (responsible for power generation in the SWIS), Western Power (responsible for the transport of electricity within the SWIS) and Horizon Power (responsible for the generation, transport and sale of electricity in regional areas).

Mr Logan said Synergy would purchase energy from generators and sell it to customers using the existing electricity networks.

The Minister took the opportunity to also announce Synergy's sponsorship relationship with Kings Park and the Western Power Parkland, which would now be known as the Synergy Parkland.

"Support for the Synergy Parkland fits perfectly with the company's commitment to the environment and the WA community," he said.

"I am also pleased to announce that Synergy will continue the sponsorship of the Kings Park lights."

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