Looking for the cheapest power company for your home?
Switchme's free comparison calculator has a single goal: helping find the best energy deal for New Zealand customers.
Whether you're looking a new electricity supplier or moving into a new home, use our simple 2 step process, or call our friendly staff on 0800 179 482.
Easiest way to compare and switch power companies. Complete a power switch today!
Compare Power Companies - Its easy with Switchme
Switchme allows you to compare New Zealand power companies and switch online within minutes. Every month we help thousands of households to find the best energy deals.
We compare all major electricity suppliers in New Zealand to help you find you the best deal. Switchme takes the hassle out of switching by doing all of the hard work for you. Our power comparison tool makes it quick and easy to calculate how much money you can save each month. Signing up to a new energy company has never been made so easy.
Our simple 1 page form allows you to switch electricity companies within minutes.
How does it work? (Including "Estimate My Usage" option)
Want to find out more? Click here to learn more about how to switch and compare power companies for your home or business.
If you don't have a bill handy, or you are moving into a new property, no problem! Simply select "Estimate My Usage", - We'll estimate your electricity usage based on the number people in your house and we'll figure it out based on an uncontrolled (Anytime) meter set up. If you have your ICP number and exact monthly usage from your bill we'll know your meter type and set up.
Business Power Comparison
After helping thousands of households find and switch to a cheaper power company, it makes sense to offer the same free service to business customers.
It is important to maximize your business profits, so make sure your costs for power are as low as possible. Reducing your energy bill is a good place to start. Comparing and switching to the cheapest retailer available can cut your energy costs significantly. It only takes a few minutes to compare all the power companies for free in your area. Have a go now!
This electricity comparison service is completely free! Regardless of how much money we save your business.
Why not have a go today? Simply enter your details on this page: business comparison. If you have any questions, please call us on 0800 179 482 and our call centre staff will help you through the process.
LPG bas bottles for your home
Looking for the best price for gas bottles for your home? Check out our gas bottle page for more information.
We can offer you a 45kg gas bottle comparison wherever you are in NZ. This could be gas bottle only, or electricity and gas. Often dual fuel options can be a better deal. Please get in touch with us on 0800 179 482.
Solar Energy Buy Back Rates
We have collated New Zealand's leading solar energy retailers offering $$ to sell back to the grid. Visit this p[age to see their solar buy back rates.
Customers who have Switched Power Companies
Ingrid A - Tauranga - Fantastic service, with so many details to attend to with shifting house your advisor was friendly, efficient and made it easy. Thanks and keep up the great work!
Simon & Janice - Havelock - We switched from TrustPower to Genesis and our savings have been amazing for us! Switching has nearly halved our bill! Many thanks and have a great xmas, Simon and Janice
Maree C - Tauranga - Thank you for your prompt service in replying with regards to my switch, great customer service to be kept in the loop!
Sharon P. - Rotorua - Thanks Switchme, very much appreciated! I’ll tell everyone I know about your service. Quick and easy. Thanks, Sharon.
Charmaine B - Upper Hutt - Thank you very much! We have sold our home after 32 years and are moving into a house that has Gas. We have been happy with our existing electricity provider, however they do not provide Gas so needed to change companies. Switchme have made this process so easy for us. Awesome
C Bartley - Wellington - Thanks! Easy and friendly service and will recommend Switchme to friends and family for the service! Cheers,
M. McIlwain - Auckland - As a first time tenant I found this service very helpful! I literally had my power supply sorted while I was picking up my first lot of grocery shopping for my new flat. Thank you to the Switchme team.
Angela H - Nelson - Thanks very much for the fantastic service and info that I received from our phone call. It was very worth while looking into the veriations. Thanks again! Angela
D Solomon - Auckland - I think it's awesome that you have simplified the process of choosing a power company. I could easily work out which was the cheaper power company using your website. I have four kids and our last power bill was almost $360 and it showed on your site that the bill would have been approx $260 with another company!! Wow - thanks again,
Lyn M - Rangiora - Hi , Everything was done so fast and easy. I would recommend Switchme to others. Cheers Lyn M
A.Burgess - Christchurch - Thankyou for your help Switchme, you've made things very easy for me! A.Burgess
Charlotte J - Auckland - Many thanks, I received the welcome letter from Contact Energy today. Great service indeed! Kind regards, Charlotte
Megan L - Porirua - Thank you very much for the great service! Regards Megan
T. Williams - Nelson - Thank you for such a user friendly site, the information is easy to access and follow. It has hopfully also put me in a position of saving over $750 on my electricity account a year; that's more than 2, almost 3 months power supply!!!!! Thank you!
K.Tata - Tauranga - Very happy with the fast response and information that I have received. I look forward to the switch being completed! Thanks.
J.Burrell - Auckland - So far we are very impressed, Thanks for the great service!
Jeff S - Auckland - This is an amazing service. Ive been trying for weeks but couldnt find anyone to help after hours. The person was very friendly and positve.ta!
Lynn G. - Dunedin - So far I have found the whole process extremely easy and am cross at myself for not doing something sooner about changing power company. Excellent website and extremely helpful, thank you!! Why should we pay more than we should, it costs an arm and a leg anyway so if we can save money we should know these things.
Jo B. - Rangiora - Thanks Switchme! The site was super-easy to follow and I'm going to make good savings by switching from Contact Energy to Genesis Energy. I've already posted details about the switchme site on my Facebook page as I am so impressed!
Paul B. - Christchurch - This is a great web site. It is easy to use and very user friendly. By comparing the electricity prices of each of the providers, we will make over $500 in savings a year. I didnt realise how much more we were paying in power and gas. This is a great iniative
Hannah W. - Whitianga - Thank you so much! What a fantastic and straightforward service. (something that is hard to find these days!). You have saved me so much time and it is wonderful to know that we will be getting the best possible deal.
A. Quinn - Palmerston North - Guys I would just like to say that you have saved my family and I a lot of money. We switched two months ago and while our "old" power bills were around $150 - $200 per month, our new one was a treat with over $100 in savings!!!!! That is awesome. Thank you soooooo much.
Kate H. - Rangiora - I was alerted to your website by my sister-inlaw and have made the switch to Genesis Energy as a result. I have passed this website onto at least a dozen other people. Thanks!!
Nick Ward - Auckland - The Switchme website was referred to me by a friend who was raving about your services. I found it to be really user friendly and so easy to compare! Wow, this is so great, we are in for saving about $25 a month, and on a single income with kids in these times that is HUGE. Thank you so much for providing your service.
Noeline Lum - NA - I just phoned your customer service team and spoke with Scott. Thanks Scott for taking the time to answer my questions. It's nice to talk to someone who is nice and polite and knows what they are talking about!
Julie McGill - Manukau - Last week I went on the Switchme website and entered my household power details just wanting to check to see if I was being charged fair prices for my power. I found I was way behind the eight ball. There were a number of different options available to me. I ended up ringing Switchme and talking to Scott who was very helpful. Energy Online was the cheapest but for whatever reason they declined to supply! Scott gave other options but also suggested Nova who was the next cheapest. This suited as I was already a customer of Nova as our heating requirements come through Nova by way of bottled LPG. Yesterday I received a call from Nova Energy. Not only was their power charges better than what we are currently paying but because we only use our LPG Bottles for 6 months of the year they said that they would only charge rental for 1/2 the year instead of the full year. Great savings, a great surprise and great service. Thank you Nova, and thank you Scott from Switchme for being so helpful.
Nic Moloney - Auckland - I just switched from Contact Energy to Meridian, supposed to save me $70 a month....after I did the switch Contact tried to lower my electricity prices and offered me extras, then I got a letter saying they were increasing prices anyway....too late! lol
Lyrae Smith - Hawkes Bay - Hey Switchme, thanks for this great and easy to use website; I've just made the jump from Contact to Trust Power (looks like lots are switching from Contact). Can't wait to start making immediate savings!
Fitt - Christchurch - I used the Power calculator tool to see who was best for me, saving over $20 a month by moving from Contact to Genesis; who tell me have no price rises planned until 2012 (earliest) and no lock in contract either. They also have a Mainpower Rebate (Same as Contact). Switch all done online by a form and then a call from Genesis to confirm. Easy as!!
Fincham - Taupo - Hey there, I was so surprised when I received an email saying I have won, I couldnt believe it, until the courier dropped a parcel of for me. I opened it and well, well, there it was $200.00 in fuel vouchers. This couldn’t come at a better time, Thank you switchme...
Mark Lincoln - Christchurch - Within 30 seconds Switchme showed me how much money I could be saving with another provider. A minute later and I was switched over! Saving around $20 a month now. Cheers!
Tahata - Gisborne - switched to Genesis last year, got a nasty phone call from Contact about changing over. Have had cheaper power bills ever since though, very happy :)
Kremers - Christchurch - Hi guys, Thanks for switching me over, I'm amazed at the difference!
Aimee - Rangiora, Canterbury
A fantastic site, simplifies it for us electricity dumbies!
Stephens - Blenheim
Cant believe I saved almost $50 a month simply switching from Trust Power. Thanks for making this obvious
Bernadette Burnswood - Taupo - Great site. Saves so much time not having to phone up power companies finding a better deal.
Tracy M. - Gisborne - thank you Switchme for making it very easy to change power companies. Tracy
K. Kavanagh - Nelson - I found the site really user friendly and intuative. Thanks for bringing all this information together in one place.
Richard Connor - Hastings, Hawkes Bay - I switched to Genesis Energy 2 weeks ago and everything went really smoothly. Received a call from them the day after I used Switchme and they handled the entire process. Thanks guys, will definitely use the site again later down the line. Cheers