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Latest NZ power and energy news

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

When is the best time to switch power providers in 2020?

Kiwi households are likely to see some big changes in 2020 to the electricity market. This is definitely a year to be proactive about comparing power plans to make sure you take advantage of the changes.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Power Compare Christmas Opening Hours 2019

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Here are our opening hours over the festive season

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.