Powershop’s unique online shop lets customers save money by purchasing ‘specials’ - discounted packs of power.
These include the monthly Staying Power, which has the highest discount and provides around five days of power. Other smaller-sized specials pop up every week or so, and are available for a limited time.
Flexible payment options are available for both special pack purchases, and for payment of any outstanding balance at the end of the month.
Powershop launched in 2009 and has more than 100,000 residential and business customers all over the country. Their award-winning customer service centre is based in the Wairarapa town of Masterton.
Powershop won the Consumer NZ People’s Choice Award in 2018 and 2019.
The Staying Power special has an additional discount for every year the customer is with Powershop, rising to an additional 5% after five years. $100 power credit is payable for every friend or family member successfully referred to Powershop through the Switch Your Mates programme.
Powershop’s Solar Buy Back Rate
As of 1st December 2023, Powershop their solar buy-back rate will be 13 cents per kilowatt hour. You do need an appropriate import-export meter for this buy-back option.
Powershop is a brand of state-owned Meridian Energy, who generate electricity solely from natural resources.
Powershop offers buy back power from grid-tied solar PV systems.
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