BOMBALA Mayor Bob Stewart has clarified his comments in relation to a possible massive increase in street lighting charges across NSW.
Cr Stewart said he is not angry at Origin Energy but rather Essential Energy.
Essential Energy is a NSW government-owned corporation, with responsibility for building, operating and electricity networks while Origin Energy is an electricity provider and retailer.
Cr Stewart said he got the two company’s confused in a statement to the Bombala Times on July 16.
“It was mistake, just between the two companies, the council is actually charged by Essential Energy and not Origin Energy,” Cr Stewart said.
“It was a simple mistake and I do apologise for it.”
Essential Energy is proposing a price hike for across New England and the North West for the next financial year.
They have submitted its Public Lighting Proposal to the Australian Energy Regulator, to take effect from July 2015.