Compare New Zealand Power Companies
Choose either a free residential or business electricity price comparison. Changing power companies is quick and easy! Select your option below:
or call 0800 179 482 to speak an energy consultant now
Switchme is New Zealand's first energy retailer comparison service, which provides transparency into the electricity market providing you with the information you need to make the right decision for your household and business electricity supply and ensure you are always getting the best power deal available.
- Why should I switch power companies?
There are over 15 different energy suppliers throughout New Zealand (including Mercury Energy, Contact Energy, Genesis Energy, Powershop, Meridian Energy, Energy Online, Just Energy to name a few) and they all offer differing prices. There can be a difference of as much as $50 per month between the most expensive and the cheapest supplier in your area.
To compare power companies is easy! At the end of the day, your electricity always comes from the same place: The national grid, so why should you pay so much more than you have to?
Household expenses such as rent, groceries, and amenities such as power are increasing all the time, so Switchme wanted to provide a service that helps you ensure you are making savings wherever possible when it comes to your electricity supply. By using Switchme, you could save yourself hundreds of dollars a year!
- Can I get a comparison for my business?
Yes you can! Simply visit the business tab on the Switchme website and follow through the energy comparison process. This is the easiest way to obtain quotes from power companies in your area for your businesses electricity supply! Save making numerous phone calls and noting down all plans and prices for each company, why not let us do all the work for you?
For large commercial businesses using a Time of Use meter system, the process of figuring out which power company will give you the cheapest electricity deal can be even more difficult, time consuming and complicated! Switchme offer a TOU service where we will do the tender process for you! Simply fill out the TOU tender forms on Switchme.co.nz and Switchme will present you with a report showing all the options available to your business and advise you on how to obtain the cheapest business power companies for your commercial sites.
If you choose to switch energy suppliers, we will oversee your transfer and ensure it happens smoothly and quickly with no interruption to your electricity supply!
- How much does it cost to switch power companies?
It's free! Switchme is a 100% free service to use. As long as you are not breaking a fixed term contract with your current electricity supplier, switching retailers will not cost you a cent!
- How long does it take to switch power companies?
Your switch should be completed within 10 business days of your chosen retailer receiving your application. Your power supply will not be cut off during the switching process
- How do I switch?
Use Switchme.co.nz to compare and select a new retailer. Simply use your current power bill and fill out the details requested in the calculator. Once you have made your decision, simply click switch and fill out a few simple questions about your electricity supply. This information will be sent directly to the new power company, and they will do the rest! You will automatically receive a final bill from your previous supplier within 10 days, and your new power company will pick up from there! You will not have any interruptions to your electricity supply!
- Does Switchme cover all service providers in my area?
Yes, Switchme uses a comprehensive calculation system to compares all New Zealand energy suppliers so the results shown are all available in your area!
- How can I contact Switchme?
You can compare and switch online within a few minutes, or alternatively you can call 0800 179 482 for FREE and we can help you by telephone to compare and switch power companies!
- Can Switchme help if I am moving into a new house?
Yes! Switchme can also arrange a new connection! So even if you don't currently have an electricity account for a property, we can help you get one with the cheapest power company! Just tell us the address and what date you move in, and Switchme will do the rest!
- How accurate is Switchme?
We do everything we can to ensure we have the most up to date pricing information. We have agreements with most power companies which require them to send us their pricing schedules ahead of any increases. To compliment this, we are constantly scanning the electricity market for any upcoming price changes