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Hazelwood 关闭,电价开始飙涨

上周关闭的 Hazelwood 发电厂意味维州人民将为电费付出更高昂的成本。

Hazelwood 电厂发电量佔超过维州供电比例的 20% 以上。 在维州人口和电力需求与日俱增的情况下, Hazelwood 的关闭,电量供不应求的影响除了对供电稳定性带来隐忧,也迫使电价上扬。

种种变化下,首当其冲的是家庭和企业,家庭用电面临飙涨已无庸置疑,而一些企业更需被迫每年支付额外数千元的用电成本。 对早期维州供电稳定,电价亲民才慕名而来的企业而言,近期的变化更可能让它们决定外移,给维州就业埋下隐忧。

维州人民受到 Andrews 政府的愚蠢所害,Andrews 政府间接迫使 Hazelwood 电厂关闭,却又缺乏良好的供电替代措施,才造成今日的窘境。

 

英文版/ English version

Hazelwood closes, power prices soar

 

The closure of Hazelwood power station last week means Victorians will have to pay more for their electricity.

 

Hazelwood supplied more than 20 per cent of Victoria’s electricity, and Victoria has a growing population using more electricity. With Hazelwood closing, shortages of supply are forcing up electricity prices.

 

This will hurt both families and businesses. Family electricity bills will increase, and some businesses will be forced to pay thousands of dollars a year more in power bills. Businesses that came to Victoria because of low cost, reliable electricity may pack up and leave, costing Victorians their jobs.

 

Victorians are being hurt by the folly of the Andrews government pushing Hazelwood to close without adequate sources of electricity to replace it.