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Latest NZ power and energy news

Friday, July 5, 2019

Are Small Power Providers winning the fight for new customers?

More than 440,000 households switched Power Company last year – and it looks like the big providers have been the biggest losers. So, if you feel like you’re paying too much, or you’re not feeling the love from your current power provider – it might be time to consider a smaller provider.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Genesis launch virtual power plant in South Wairarapa

Genesis have launched a ‘virtual power plant’ in South Wairarapa that allows users to generate, store, share and sell energy. Is this the future of power in NZ?

Friday, June 21, 2019

A fair deal on power for New Zealanders?

What is the final word on the government’s Electricity Price Review? The final report have been submitted but many New Zealanders are heading into a cold winter paying more than they should for power. How can we level the field for a fairer power marketplace? Using your consumer power to make an informed choice about which provider you choose can help you take control. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Innovative ways to save on your power bill this winter with Electric Kiwi

What would you do with a free hour of power? As the winter weather sets in, canny Kiwis are looking for ways to save on their power bills over the cold season. Electric Kiwi has another innovative way to save on your power bill with their Hour of Power. 

Monday, June 10, 2019

Contact Energy Remove Prompt Payment Discounts and Simplify Customer Plans

Contact Energy recently removed their prompt payment discounts and simplified their plans to give customers a fairer deal.  Learn more and compare plans with Power Compare

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Compare Home Heating Costs – compare types of heaters and running costs

Make an informed choice on how you heat your home. Compare home heating running costs and heating options for Kiwi homes. Power Compare make it easy to switch to get the best savings on your power bill. 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

What charges are on my power bill?

What does your power bill actually pay for? Here is a breakdown of the main components of your power bill, areas where you can cut down on your power bill, and what your power bill actually pays for.

Friday, May 3, 2019

How much electricity do NZ homes use in summer compared to winter?

How much does your electricity use change from summer to winter? Check out how electricity use changes across NZ for summer, autumn, winter and spring. If you are expecting your power bill to go up this winter, this is a great time to compare plans and find a great deal on power

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

A guide to your home’s Electricity Consumption

What’s your watt? Check out our guide to the average Kiwi home’s electricity consumption. What’s the different between a kilowatt (kW) and kilowatt hour (kWh)? How do you work out if you are a low or standard power user? How much is the wrong power plan costing you?

Monday, April 1, 2019

What is a breakdown of the average household electricity bill in New Zealand?

What is the average New Zealand household electricity usage? Power Compare can help you understand what the average home spends on water heating, refrigeration, lighting, electronics….