Locals can expect to pay more for their electricity in the coming financial year.

Evo Energy’s pricing forecast for 2021-22 has detailed an increase in network charges, with Canberrans to pay, on average, an extra $250 for their yearly bill.

General Manager, Peter Billing said two factors are contributing to the rise.

“One is our direct cost with operating and maintaining the network but the majority of it is associated with the ACT Government’s jurisdictional scheme for renewable energy.”

“It does mean an increase on the network part of the bill which, on average, for a residential customer will be around five dollars per week.”

Network and jurisdictional charges vary each year, and are reviewed and approved by the Australian Energy Regulator before they are passed onto consumers.

Details of Evo Energy’s submission to the Australian Energy Regulator can be found here.