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MEDIA RELEASE No 11/2005 24 August 2005 ANNUAL ELECTRICITY BILLS EASE FOR VICTORIAN HOUSEHOLDS Victorian households recorded a decrease in their average annual electricity bills in 2004, according to a report issued today by the Essential Services Commission. The ESC's Energy Retail Businesses Comparative Performance Report revealed that household customers consuming a typical 6500 kiloWatt hours (kWh) of electricity per annum saw their annual bills fall in real (after inflation) terms, from $927 in 2003 to $910 in 2004. However the average household reticulated gas bill rose 2.7 per cent, from $677 in 2003 to $695 in 2004 for a customer consuming a typical level of 60 Gigajoules (GJ) of …