A Walgett resident says mob in communities need to shop sensibly and be aware of their power usage in order to significantly reduce their electricity bill.

The comment follows a study commissioned by the Dharriwa Elders Group in Walgett which monitored power usage in a number of houses, highlighting the effect appliances have on the wallet.

Kamilaroi woman Kim Sullivan says she shaved about $200 on her power bill which is typically more than $500.

She says it’s important for our mob to learn about power usage because people tend to prioritise their electricity bill over food.

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