Find Electricity Companies From MainPower NZ's Network

Jan 16, 2022
By Staff writer

MainPower NZ Network is a community-owned company that has been providing electricity to the North Canterbury region for almost 100 years. Electricity retailers sell power to both residential and business customers. This is where you, the customer, receive your monthly bill from.

Consumer ownership of MainPower means that qualifying customers are entitled to a rebate.

Providers on the MainPower NZ Network:

  • Contact Energy
  • Ecotricity
  • Electric Kiwi
  • Energy Online
  • Future Energy
  • Flick Electric
  • Genesis Energy
  • Globug
  • Kea
  • Mercury Energy
  • Meridian Energy
  • Nova Energy
  • Pioneer Energy
  • Powershop
  • Prime
  • Pulse Energy
  • Simply Energy
  • Switch Utilities
  • Trustpower

Contact Energy

Why Contact Energy?

  • Efficient Contact Energy app
  • Extended call centre hours
  • Various payment options
Broadband Bundle Simplicity Bundle Basic Good nights Everyday Bonus Fixed
Term Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
What you'll get Unlimited data, no fixed term and no break fees, modem included Simple electricity rates, no daily gas charges. No fixed term and break fees (ideal if you don’t know how long you’ll be staying at your place) 3 hours of free power every night, fixed energy rates $150 off your first bill, 2% energy discount monthly, fixed energy rates until November 30, 2023


Why choose Ecotricity:

  • 100% renewable energy
  • Affordable rates
  • Fixed and time of use pricing options

Plans and deals:

Eco Anytime Eco Off Peak
Term Fixed Fixed
What you'll get Fixed rates Power rates 40% cheaper than Eco Anytime rates

Electric Kiwi

Why switch to Electric Kiwi?

  • Electric Kiwi app
  • Free hour of off-peak power daily
  • No contracts and break fees
  • Guaranteed savings

Plans and deals:

Kiwi Loyal Kiwi MoveMaster Stay Ahead
Term Open term Open term Open term Open term
What you'll get A simple plan with everyday affordable rates Better rates for loyal customers Cheaper rates during off-peak hours (from 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM) and a 2.5c/kWh solar buyback rate $200 discount and a $20 top-up bonus on your account every time run out of credit


Flick Electric

Why switch to Flick Electric?

  • Flick app
  • Fair power prices
  • No fixed-term contracts or exit fees
  • Excellent customer service
  • Flexible plans

Plans and deals:

Flat Off Peak
Term Open term Open term
What you'll get A flat-rate plan that offers fair price 24/7 Cheaper rates during off-peak hours, and the more usage you shift, the more money you can save

Genesis Energy

Why switch to Genesis Energy?

  • Energy IQ app
  • Power Shout (free electricity)
  • Fuel discount

Plans and deals:

Energy Basic Energy Plus Energy Plus Flexible
Term Fixed term Fixed term Open term
What you'll get Cheapest rates with a minimum of 12 months fixed term plan and is ideal for low energy users. Up to $100 one-off credit plus up to 11% discount and rewards Option to choose between a 12 month fixed-term or stay flexible, plus discounts of up to 3% and rewards such as free Power Shout hours.

Frank Energy (Energy Online)

Why choose Energy Online:

  • Frank Energy app
  • Simple plans to choose from
  • Local customer service team
Low User Standard User
Term Open term Open term
What you'll get Ideal for customers whose usage is less than 8000 kWh/year (9000 for those in the South Island) Ideal for customers whose usage is more than 8000 kWh/year (9000 for those in the South Island)


Why choose Globug?

  • Globug app
  • Top up from $10
  • No penalties or late payment fees
  • Pay-as-you-go service which means more monthly power bills. Just top up whenever you need more electricity.

Plans and deals:

Low User Standard User
Term Open term Open term
What you'll get Get a lower fixed daily charge, but higher unit rates. Best for households with 1-2 people. An ideal plan for those who use more than 8,000kWh annually. Best for households with 3 or more people.

Mercury Energy

Why switch to Mercury Energy?

  • Convenient Mercury mobile app
  • Rewards like Airpoints and free power days
  • Fixed energy price agreement

Plans and deals:

Everyday Rates $75 Credit $200 Credit
Term Open term Fixed term (12 months) Fixed term (24 months)
What you'll get Flexible plan with no cancellation fees* and up to a 12% prompt payment discount Fixed energy rate for a year, a prompt payment discount of up to 12%, and a $75 credit Fixed energy rate for a year, a prompt payment discount of up to 12%, and a $200 credit

Meridian Energy

Why switch to Meridian Energy?

  • Meridian Energy app
  • $200 off on the first bill for new customers
  • Clean power

Plans and deals:

Fixed-rate pricing Variable pricing
Term Fixed term (24 months) Open term
Why choose this plan A good option, especially if you have no plans of moving out and moving to a new place anytime soon A flexible plan with no fixed-rate and fixed-term contract so you can cancel any time. And if there are any changes in your power rates, you will be given 30 days notice.

Nova Energy

Why choose Nova Energy:

  • Nova Hub app
  • Discounts and rewards
  • Bundle options

Plans and deals:

Multisaver Broadband TV Bundle Multisaver Natural Gas
Term Open term Fixed-term (24 months) Open term
What you'll get Cheaper rates when you bundle broadband, electricity Free TV when you bundle broadband, electricity, and gas Cheaper pricing for natural gas when you bundle power and electricity


Why switch to Powershop?

  • Powershop app
  • Guaranteed savings
  • No fixed contracts for residential customers
  • Flexible payment options

Plans and deals:

Powershop Classic
Term Open term
What you'll get Access to Powershop's online shop, where you can buy power packs and save more on your monthly power bill

Pulse Energy

Why choose Pulse Energy:

  • 100% community-owned
  • No long term contracts
  • Transparent billing

Plans and deals:

Build Your Own Plan
Term Open term (24-month contract for the Broadband service applies)
About the plan Build your own plan based on your needs, so you can bundle your power with broadband, mobile, and gas


Why choose Trustpower:

  • Free joining rewards
  • Discounts and promos
  • Great customer service

Plans and deals:

Plan Builder
Term Flexible (open term)
About the plan It allows you to build a plan that's best for your needs, such as the option to add more to your bundle like Broadband, Phone, and Mobile for cheaper rates

Other networks under MainPower NZ:


A family-based company that generates its own environment-friendly electricity. They own hydro-turbines and solar generating plants which they also operate and manage.

Pioneer Energy

Pioneer Energy is a company that takes pride in providing diverse products and energy options to its customers, including renewable power.

Prime Energy

A locally owned and operated business, Prime Energy is a proud provider of Toitū carbon zero Certified Energy​ and is committed to helping New Zealand achieve its national goal of being carbon neutral by 2050.

Simply Energy

100% owned by Contact, Simply Energy aims to accelerate New Zealand's goal to become a more sustainable country. The company is responsible for the day-to-day power supply of some of New Zealand's biggest businesses and enterprises.

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Shane Egan (Popup) , 2023-07-10

Excellent service. Responsive and easy to deal with. Got me an awesome deal on Broadband. Well worth calling to see what they can do. 👍

Jamie Martin , 2023-06-18

Really great service, helped us save about 30% on power plus a free $100 sign up bonus. Very fast and efficient.

Kat W , 2023-06-20

Very helpful and informative. Lovely chatting with them on the phone, helped me find a power supplier, pretty simple and straight forward

Dee Painter , 2023-08-08

So easy to use, very helpful and got a great deal with my power and gas