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Households may be powered off remotely by power companies

Posted By admin On August 15, 2011 @ 7:50 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Daily Telegraph Australia [1]
Aug 15, 2011

HOUSEHOLDS could have their televisions, airconditioners and fridges switched off remotely by power companies during peak times under plans to rein in the insatiable demand for electricity.

The Sunday Telegraph can reveal the option is among a raft of measures being considered as part of a national review into managing power use in the home.

Under the scheme, power companies would turn off household appliances for set periods of up to half an hour at a time.

An airconditioning unit or pool pump may be switched off for 30 minutes every five hours while a fridge may be shut down for 10 minutes.

Households signing up to the scheme would be given guarantees by their electricity supplier they would not notice any changes, in a similar way consumers with off-peak hot water systems do not notice when it is on or off.

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[3] 30,000 Greek Households Lose Electricity Each Month: http://www.prisonplanet.com/30000-greek-households-lose-electricity-each-month.html

[4] Record Number Of US Households On Foodstamps: http://www.prisonplanet.com/record-number-of-us-households-on-foodstamps.html

[5] Fridges could be switched off without owner’s consent to reduce strain on power stations: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fridges-could-be-switched-off-without-owners-consent-to-reduce-strain-on-power-stations.html

[6] Hundreds of households hit with bin fines bigger than those given to shoplifters: http://www.prisonplanet.com/hundreds-of-households-hit-with-bin-fines-bigger-than-those-given-to-shoplifters.html

[7] Right of households to rubbish bin collection by councils to be abolished: http://www.prisonplanet.com/right-of-households-to-rubbish-bin-collection-by-councils-to-be-abolished.html

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