SHAME ON YOU!! Here in Adelaide, South Australia, we already have the highest electricity cost in Australia. Your proposed rise in costs, in July 2016 (that's NEXT MONTH people!) will see us having the highest electricity cost in the world.
IN THE WORLD. How can you do this? How DARE you do this? Think of all the things that need electricity. heaters; fans; airconditioners; televisions; dvd players; electric blankets; electric kettles; toasters; microwave ovens; computers; radios; chargers for small appliances such as MP3 players and mobile phones.
Alarm systems everywhere.
I probably missed a few. Go ahead and fill in the gaps. How about businesses?
Then there's shops; medical centres; HOSPITALS, nursing homes; ill people living in their own homes relying on medical equipment daily.
Police Stations, prisons.
Farmers too will suffer. This is our food supply you are playing with. People here are already struggling to pay their bills, (and not all of us are gambling alcoholics). There are hard working families with mortgages, children in school, car payments and so on. How are they expected to absorb yet another cost of living increase? Not to mention other electricity suppliers will probably follow your lead. Are you deliberately trying to shut down my city? My state? Shame on you!