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TVs, airconditioners and fridges could be switched off remotely by power companies during peak times under plans to rein in households' demand for electricity.
The option is among measures being considered as part of a national review of the management of domestic power use.
The Ministerial Council on Energy has initiated the Australian Energy Market Commission review in response to the nation's increasing demand for power.
The council is seeking ways to ease the demand for electricity during extremely cold nights and exceptionally hot days, to avoid the need for energy companies to build more power stations.
AEMC chairman John Pierce said the investment in infrastructure to guarantee electricity supply during peak periods was contributing to rising power bills.
Originally posted by spav5
I would hope that it would be a hard sell to the people..surely the people would not allow it for those reasons.
They will have to wrap it in a anti-terrorism flag or something, so the people will beg for it.