Electricity deal to cost £1,600 per household by 2010

Northern Ireland’s electricity consumers are to pay over 1 billion pounds more for their electricity than Great Britain by 2010 thanks to a deal struck during privatisation in the late 1990s. It means providers are prevented from selling cheaper electricity even if they want to. Poor negotiating skills are apparently to blame although nobody seems interested in finding out more.

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