Compare 12 best Power Companies in New Zealand
genesis energy Power Company

Genesis Energy

Genesis Energy is a diversified energy company. Genesis sell electricity, natural gas and LPG through their Customer Experience business. They generate electricity, and trade electricity and natural gas, through our Energy Management business. Genesis also has a 31% interest in the Kupe Joint Venture which owns the Kupe oil and gas field.

They are New Zealand's largest electricity and gas retailer, supplying energy through our two retail brands – Genesis Energy and Energy Online – to more than 650,000 customer connections across New Zealand. Genesis Energy is focused on attracting and keeping valuable residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout the country.

At Genesis Energy they believe they have a responsibility to their customers to ensure that they meet their electricity and gas requirements, as well as provide them with first class customer service.

Genesis provide their energy services nationwide. They can also supply piped-gas to the following regions: Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu, Wanganui, Kapiti Coast & the Wellington region. In the South Island, Genesis can supply a bottled-gas service to all major areas including Nelson, Christchurch, Central Otago & Dunedin.

meridian energy Power Company

Meridian Energy

Meridian Energy are a nationwide retailer of electricity across multiple channels to businesses, farms and residential customers through Meridian and their online electricity retailer Powershop.

Meridian Energy are the largest electricity generator in New Zealand and the most significant contributor to the Government's target of 90% renewable generation by 2025. Meridian Energy have developed ten wind farms in Australia and New Zealand, including the world's first wind farm at Ross Island Antarctica. Meridian Energy are also guardians of some of New Zealand's most iconic hydro assets, including Manapouri which is located in a world heritage site.

Meridian Energy are listed on the New Zealand and Australian stock exchanges and is approximately 51% owned by the New Zealand Government. As of 30 June 2014, We were 85% owned by New Zealanders or New Zealand fund managers. The Meridian Group employs approximately 800 full-time-equivalent employees and we have headquarters in New Zealand and offices in Australia.

Meridian Energy supply electricity nationwide. Whether you are in the cities like Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo, & Hawkes Bay. Or in the regions of Taranaki, Manawatu & Wanganui to the south of Nelson & Queenstown. You can be sure to have an excellent service.

energy online Power Company

Energy Online

Energy Online did all the thinking for you and came up with ways to deliver amazing energy solutions. They have great electricity and gas prices. Also they don’t tie you up in contracts.

Additionally, they are an award winning power company, which is pretty cool. They have won the Roy Morgan customer satisfaction award for 2011, 2012 and 2013.

The best part is that you can sign up with Energy Online in only 5 minutes. Not bad, eh?

Some of the Energy Online benefits

  • Receive up to $100 off your first energy bill
  • Up to 20% prompt payment discount
  • No Contract
  • Friendly Prices

nova energy Power Company

Nova Energy

Nova’s a New Zealand owned and operated company, providing great value products for Kiwi families and businesses.

Whether you’re after electricity, natural gas, broadband or home phone services, they can help.

As a Kiwi business, Nova aims to be straightforward and easy to deal with, while looking after customers like neighbours and friends - because they often are.

Nova Energy is part of the Todd Corporation, which has been one of New Zealand’s leading energy explorers and producers for around 60 years.

They’re proud of their good, honest Kiwi service. With friendly people based right here in NZ, so you can talk to a local person when you need them.

Little wonder then that Nova’s won the Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards - Energy Retailer of the Year 2016 award and the Roy Morgan customer satisfaction awards electricity provider 2015/16, gas provider of the year 2017, 2014, 2013 and 2012, as well as the 2014 CRM energy retailer contact centre of the year.

Nova Energy aims to keep costs as lean as possible, to provide you with great value products. Thousands of Kiwi families and businesses have switched to Nova because they’ve helped them save on their energy bill, they provide a smart mix of products to suit your family’s needs and offer great service.

energy club nz Power Company


energyclubnz is on a crusade, to deliver customers low electricity prices and a great experience. We provide Electricity at cost for a small weekly club fee, it’s that simple!

Launched to give kiwis a fair deal, we are proud to be a trusted Stuff business, who house other Kiwi brands like, Stuff Fibre and Neighbourly. You can rely on the club to do right by you, even if you choose not to join us.

Our customers enjoy NO fixed term contracts, NO break fees and NO hidden surprises, just great customer service, low prices and zero risk. So they can sit back and relax, instead of worrying about high electricity bills.

We aim to help you manage your home energy! Our weekly billing and easy app is helping our club members track their usage and break it down, to see where they can make changes and save.

energyclubnz is rolling out across the country, searching for club members in neighborhoods near you. We service Auckland, Hamilton, Christchurch and Wellington and will be spreading across other areas over the next few months.

powershop Power Company


Powershop sprung to life in 2009, backed by Meridian Energy. Powershop focused on making shopping for electricity easy and enjoyable, and created the tools people need to understand how much power they use, giving them the control to lower their bills.

Ten years on, Powershop has more than 70,000 residential and business customers and is available almost everywhere, from the Far North to Bluff. They also reckon they’re New Zealand’s most-loved power company, with both a 2018 People’s Choice Award from Consumer NZ, and the Canstar Blue award for Most Satisfied Customers – Electricity Providers.

Powershop has no fixed-term contracts for residential customers. They also offer competitive pricing, regular discounts, flexible payment options, and friendly local service.

Ready to see how the Powershop prices stack up?

flick electric Power Company

Flick Electric

Flick Electric Co. offers two electricity plans, a wholesale spot price based plan called Freestyle, where prices vary every half-hour and a fixed generation price plan called FIXIE. Both Flick price plans operate entirely without any fixed-term contracts and doesn't charge joining or early exit fees.

Flick’s FIXIE price plan gives customers more price certainty over their bills by letting them fix the generation price for 6 months at a time. On both plans all charges including generation, network (transmission), Metering fees and EA Levy are passed on to customers at cost, with no markups.

Our goal is lofty - to help bring an end to energy poverty in Aotearoa. Too many Kiwis ( 20% according to MBIE) are subject to energy choices that impact on their wellbeing. Like choosing between food on the table and adequately heating their home. And that plain ain't right.

But there's a way to reduce power bills without cutting back on the power that keeps Kiwi homes safe and comfortable. Six Wellingtonians launched a tech-based power company in 2014 to disrupt the status quo, by offering a fair and transparent way to purchase power through the wholesale electricity market. From those humble beginnings, the Flick family has grown in size, but our core values remain the same. We're built on the bones of fairness, honesty and transparency. And that's something we're flickin' proud of.

contact energy Power Company

Contact Energy

Contact Energy is one of New Zealand’s leading energy generators and retailers, providing electricity, natural gas and LPG to about 562,000 customers nationwide.
Contact Energy are one of the country's largest listed companies and the only electricity and natural gas supplier that rewards our residential customers with Fly Buys.

Contact Energy is a reliable company you can trust. They keep the lights burning, the hot water running and the BBQ fired up.

Contact's focus is on delivering great value, great products and great service to their customers. They supply electricity and natural gas through the Contact Energy brand and bottled LPG through Contact Rockgas LPG.

Contact Energyâs electricity generation business is focused on meeting New Zealand's energy needs in a safe, reliable and efficient manner. Over recent years Contact Energy have been building a more flexible portfolio by introducing new power generation assets. This diversity has enabled them to respond more efficiently to changing electricity market conditions.

Contact provide their energy service nationwide. They cover the following regions: Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu, Wanganui, Kapiti Coast & Wellington. They will also provide delivery of gas bottles to all major areas including Nelson, Christchurch, Central Otago & Dunedin.

electric kiwi Power Company

Electric Kiwi

About Electric Kiwi

Electric Kiwi is an independent digital electricity company. As an independent, they are here to give the status quo a shake. Electric Kiwi believe Kiwis should be getting more from their electricity provider, while doing and paying less. When starting out, they saw that electricity options were, in many cases, unnecessarily complex. Multiple discounts, joining specials and one-off deals clouded the real price. And though smart meters were being rolled out across the country, few providers had taken up the challenge to do anything smart with them. Electric Kiwi saw a gap for a company that could maximise smart technology to offer electricity that was cheaper, smarter and easy to manage.

Electric Kiwi - The smaller, smarter power company.
Electric Kiwi use smart technology to bring Kiwis guaranteed savings in their first year and low electricity prices every day.

Why Electric Kiwi?

  • Everyday low prices - Low prices, 365 days per year. Simple.
  • Free Hour of Power - Save even more with exclusive customer deals like a free off peak Hour of Power every day!
  • Guaranteed savings - Save in your first year with everyday low prices. Guaranteed.
  • No contracts. No sign up fees. No break fees. No catches.
  • Awesome online service - A team of friendly online experts are ready to get you sorted quickly.
  • Switching simplified - It only takes 2 minutes to sign up. Now that’s quick.

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mercury energy Power Company

Mercury Energy

If you are looking for a different kind of New Zealand power company, you may want to check out Mercury Energy. At Mercury, they believe in good energy - the power of people helping people.

Mercury Energy are proud to be part of Mighty River Power - a major competitor in the New Zealand electricity market (Mighty River was named Energy Company of the year in 2010). More than 90% of the power Mighty River generates is renewable, from low fuel-cost hydro and geothermal sources.

Mercury's core business is power - the kind that flows into your home or office. Giving you a choice in how you purchase power is important to them, which is why they offer different products and plans to suit your needs.

Mercury Energy believe in good energy - the power of people helping people. Whether it is making sure their customers get top service, doing good in the community, or simply sharing stories of the good energy in the world around us - they are proud of what they do.

trustpower Power Company


Trustpower is an electricity generation and electricity retailing company, listed on the New Zealand stock exchange.

Trustpower is New Zealand's fifth largest electricity generator (in terms of MW capacity, GWh output and revenue) and the fourth largest electricity retailer (in customer numbers), serving 260,000 customers throughout New Zealand. The company owns and operates 34 power stations. It generates 100% of its electricity using renewable energy sources, primarily hydro-electric but also wind farms.

Trustpower's current development projects in New Zealand include the Awhitu Wind Farm near Waiuku, the Wairau Hydro Scheme near Blenheim and the Kaiwera Downs Wind Farm in Southland.

Not only do Trustpower provide electricity and gas, they can also supply broadband services to the following regions: Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo, Hawkes Bay, Palmerston North, Wanganui, Kapiti Coast, Wellington and the rest of New Zealand.

pulse energy Power Company

Pulse Energy

Pulse Energy is a New Zealand, community owned energy retailer providing electricity and gas to customers throughout New Zealand. Being independent, Pulse Energy is able to purchase the best priced generation on the market and pass the benefits onto their customers.

With South Island origins, Pulse Energy is the Official Principal Sponsor of the Pulse Energy Highlanders and is proud to support the local community.

Pulse Energy offer their customers:

  • Low cost electricity
  • Natural gas and LPG
  • No long-term contracts*
  • Price Protection on your energy rate for 3 years
  • Transparent billing
  • NZ based call centre
Pulse Energy provide full coverage throughout New Zealand and are 100% community owned with origins in Alexandra, Westport and Levin.

*30 days' notice is required if a customer wishes to leave. Otherwise a $150 fee will occur.