November 25th 2008
Regional Electricty Council on Magnetic
The North Queensland Regional Electricity Council (REC) will hold its fourth and final meeting for the year at Magnetic Island next month.
Submissions for the 8 December meeting close on Monday 1 December.
North Queensland REC Chair Professor Peter Arlett said the council's role was to provide advice and community feedback from the meeting to the Energy Minister, the Queensland Energy Consumer Protection Office and the Government-owned electricity distribution and retail corporations on electricity issues.
"The meeting discusses North Queensland electricity customers' concerns about issues such as proposed changes to the local network, infrastructure projects, community impacts, vegetation management, reliability of power supply or customer relations," Professor Arlett said.
"The REC is informed about the wide range of issues affecting quality and reliability of electricity supply, and the needs, requirements and expectations of electricity consumers.
"All community interests, including business, industry, local government, town and country, are welcome to put their views to their REC."
The council is one of seven RECs around the state appointed by the Mines and Energy Minister and normally holds quarterly rotational meetings across the region.
Member of Townsville Mike Reynolds said the REC tackles issues at the grassroots and these forums are a good opportunity for people to put forward their ideas and suggestions on electricity issues.
"It's as easy as phoning to make an appointment. Some people prefer to put their views in writing, others prefer just to talk face-to-face to the REC members when they meet."
"The REC regularly meets around the region and individual customers and representatives of community or business groups are encouraged to put their views to the REC," he said.
People wishing to make a submission to the REC or an appointment to make a presentation to the REC should contact the REC secretary by telephoning phone 47276745 or write to North Queensland Regional Electricity Council, PO Box 1090, Townsville Q 4810 by Monday 1 December 2008.
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