THE Manning Alliance’s Power Prices Forum held at Parliament House in Sydney last week was very well received by “a good roll-up” of Members of Parliament and staffers, alliance chairman Peter Epov said.
“I think we got our message across,” he said of the forum, held to highlight the impact of rising electricity prices on rural communities stemming from what the alliance claims is the construction of expensive and unnecessary infrastructure.
The alliance specifically targets the planned TransGrid Stroud to Lansdowne High Voltage Transmission Line Project.
TransGrid has issued a response to the Manning Alliance’s criticism of the project, defending the power demand forecasts used as justification for the power line upgrade. But Mr Epov dismissed the TransGrid response as “not accurate” and “gobbledegook, really”.
It was not responding to the core issues”, he said.