PM’s move comes as Coalition remains deadlocked over energy policy and MPs come under pressure from their constituents over soaring bills

Malcolm Turnbull has summoned the major power companies to Canberra to demand they give consumers more information so they can take steps to lower their utility bills, despite the fact his government remains deadlocked on the future policy mechanism to give energy investors and the market certainty.

The prime minister has asked the heads of Energy Australia, Origin Energy, AGL Snowy Hydro, Momentum Energy, Alinta Energy, Simply Energy and the Australian Energy Council to come to Canberra next Wednesday to discuss options that would lower power prices to consumers.

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