Warren James is organising bulk electricity bills.
Warren James is organising bulk electricity bills. John Gass

Bulk buying Tweed residents rally to save 25% on electricity

MANPOWER may mean lower power costs for some Tweed residents.

Tweed Heads' Warren James and Lorraine Farr are trying to gather 300 or more people willing to band together to bulk buy electricity from supplier Essential Energy.

"It's about us doing a group purchase of electricity, a bulk buy, to save on power bills," Mr James said.

"And we're requesting a 25% discount."

The idea comes at a time when community groups across the country are reportedly considering bulk buying to save on added overheads, such as administrative costs.

"We've put our heads together and we're taking names and addresses and phone numbers to put it all together," Mr James said.

"People are paying for a variety of surcharges, they've got things like administrative fees.

"The people that we've talked to are keen, of course they're keen."

Mr James said he was interested in launching the bulk buy to help out those struggling with rising electricity costs.

"We're not in it for commission, we're doing it to help residents," he said.

"Lorraine originally came to me and said 'look at the prices, you don't know what you're being charged'.

"I've had a lot of people ring me up interested and a lot of other Tweed residents have talked to me about the rising electricity costs."

My Daily News could not reach Essential Energy for comment.

Anyone who wants to participate can contact Mr James on 0432 363 571.



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