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Latest NZ power and energy news

Monday, December 2, 2019

What will happen when I lose my prompt payment discount?

Our power customers have been telling us that they’re concerned at the prospect of losing their prompt payment discount. But are we really going to lose out when we lose our prompt payment discount? Government minister Megan Woods say some New Zealanders have misunderstood the intention of the new initiative.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Power Companies given 6 months to get rid of prompt payment discounts

Do you rely on a prompt payment discount to keep your power bill down? The government has given Power Companies 6 months to get rid of prompt payment discounts under threat of regulation...

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Power Companies banned from “win-back” offers

The Electricity Authority has recently proposed a 180 day ban on Electricity Companies trying to “win back” customers who switch to rival retailers. What does the proposed ban mean for NZ consumers – especially those of us who used switching to negotiate a better deal?

Monday, November 18, 2019

Will power prices rise in 2020?

Will Power Prices rise in 2020? The jury is out, but it looks like they might. Here’s how you can get ready to lower your power bill for 2020.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Top 10 ways to reduce your power bill this summer

Summer is coming! It’s finally time to turn off those heaters, shed those winter clothes and embrace the sun. As things heat up keeping cool can be expensive – here are our top tips to keep cool without ramping up your energy bill with air conditioning. 

Friday, October 18, 2019

Future Proof your Power Plan

The government’s electricity reforms announced earlier this month mean some big changes for the electricity market. The reaction from Power Compare customers definitely fall into 2 groups.....

Friday, October 4, 2019

Who are the winners and losers in the Government Electricity reforms?

The government has announced sweeping changes to the electricity market – amounting to the biggest shake-up for the industry in 20 years. Some of us will be better off, but not everyone. here's a breakdown of the winners and losers.....

Friday, October 4, 2019

Government announces massive changes – here is a breakdown of the Government Electricity reforms

Energy Minister Meagan Woods announced sweeping changes to the electricity market – the biggest shake-up for the industry in 20 years.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Power Prices are still too high – record numbers switch to better power deals

A whopping 42,000 households switched plans between different power companies in August – the second highest month on record. With 39 power companies all competing for market share – we are seeing lower prices and innovations in terms of plans available. Are you on the right power plan for you?

Friday, September 6, 2019

Cheapest power company NZ

With power prices frequently changing, how to be sure who is the cheapest power company in New Zealand?
Finding the cheapest electricity provider can feel a lot like searching for a needle in a haystack. For a second you think you know what company offers the best energy deal, the next moment they have gone.