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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 4 Hansard (3 May) . . Page.. 1051..

(1) Yes, ActewAGL has a net metering policy for customers who generate their own

electricity. ACT residents may offset energy produced from solar (photovoltaic)

panels against their energy consumption during a billing period. For example, a consumer may offset the electricity produced during the day against the energy consumed at night. When a resident produces more electricity than he or she consumes, ActewAGL buys that surplus energy.

(2) ActewAGL will purchase the net energy exported at a rate of 7.4c per kilowatt-hour. This is less than ActewAGL's standard residential tariff, as the published price also includes a component for network charges.

(3) The buy back rate is comparable to the long-run marginal cost of producing renewable energy (green power), which, based on the current market environment, is around 6.0c to 9.0c per kilowatt-hour.

(4) ActewAGL provides information on its website on the installation of rooftop photovoltaic systems and buy back rates. ActewAGL directs customers to the Australian Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) for accredited suppliers of solar panels in the ACT.

Narrabundah Long Stay Caravan Park

(Question No 1541)

Dr Foskey asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 15 March 2007:

(1) What has been the total cost to the ACT Government of the Narrabundah Long Stay Caravan Park since the end of May 2006;

(2) What ongoing payments to Dytin Ltd is the Government committed to make;

(3) What payments have been made to the Government by Koomarri and when were they made.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The total cost to the ACT Government of the Narrabundah Long Stay Caravan Park since the end of May 2006 includes:

a) $118,766 for managing the Park payable by Housing ACT, as the operator of the Park on behalf of the ACT Government. This amount includes an allowance for the cost of staff and administration by Housing ACT. Further, the costs include the provision of electricity to the park, most of which is recoverable from residents. Offsetting this expenditure is $195,111 in revenues received for the site fees from the residents of the Park and $16,678 in electricity recoveries; and

b) $245,986.82 (inclusive of GST) as rent, paid by Chief Minister's Department on behalf of the Territory, since the signing of the Deed of Agreement between the Territory and Dytin Pty Ltd parties on 11 August 2006.

(2) Under the lease between the Territory and Dytin Pty Ltd, the Lessee must pay rent of $28,413 (inclusive of GST) per month. Monthly installments are payable over the

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