Western Australians face an average $205, or 14.5 per cent, hike in their home electricity bills over the next two years, the Australian Energy Market Commission has forecast in a new report.

That will be nearly three times the national average over the same period. Prices in the southwest, in the most populous part of the state, are expected to rise from $1412 this financial year to $1617 in 2018-19, the 2016 Residential Electricity Price Trends report predicts. NSW, Victoria and Queensland…