by: Lightforce
18 May 2023

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Power retailers are like clothing, one size does not fit all, or even most! At Lightforce, we are hesitant to suggest one retailer as a blanket rule.

 

Many different factors can change your power bill:

  • The area you reside.
  • How much energy you use each day and when you consume that energy.
  • Whether you are generating energy on your site or not.
  • Whether you are comfortable signing into a long-term contract or prefer flexibility.
  • If you prefer a 100% renewable energy source or don’t care what energy you are using.

 

What we suggest:

If you are unphased by where/how your energy is generated then your first step is to check out Powerswitch. This is a Consumer NZ site that provides comparisons between power companies. Powerswitch currently doesn’t have a feature to show Solar credit prices so we suggest getting a top three from their site and calling the power companies directly.

 

Have a home battery? Or Electric Vehicle (EV)?

Mention this when speaking to your potential power company!

 

There are more options out there for a free hour of power or “off-peak” power prices which means you can grid-charge your home battery/EV for a fraction of the price of normal power. Utilise it.