I just moved to ACT from Sydney and received my 1st quartely electricity bill. To my surprise, the quarterly bill was 1600$ after 9% discount. I feel that i am being ripped off. We are just 2 people living in the property. We both work full time. So, we just have time to cook dinner only. We dont have aircon, we don't use heater instead use an electric blanket to save electricity. We have the same appliances as that in sydney where we used to get a quarterly electricity bill between 400 to 600$ after discount (All electricity, no gas). Apart from this, during connection, i had stated to connect the electricity to my unit on 23rd of April but as per the bill, the billing starts from 14 of April.
I called the electricity provider (Energy Australia) and they asked me to recheck the meter reading if that is correct which i have sent an email to my agent on how to get access to it. In case of billing start date, they said that they will just change the billing start date and the amount will remain the same.
Please suggest me what i should do.