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Irrigation pricing and plans
Low summer pricing is one of the reasons most irrigating farmers around the country choose us. On top of that, our dedicated Agri Team will also help you focus on what's important and ensure you get the most out of your power. We’ve got your back.
If your irrigation season falls between September and April, let’s chat about our Seasonal Fixed Energy Plan. That gets you the lowest rates when you’re chewing through the most power. We reckon that’s a no-brainer.
This graph illustrates consumption and Meridian seasonal rates only. Your actual consumption and the rates charged to you will vary. The graph has been based on a single agribusiness customer's installation control point in the Waitaki region.
Evaporation and transpiration add to the cost of irrigation. So if you’re making the most of night pumping hours, consider Day/Night pricing too, as a way to reduce your costs even further.
If your pumps are running round the clock, Anytime pricing’s best for you.
Time of Use
And if you’ve got a large irrigation system, we can look at Time of Use pricing which can offer some advantages in terms of scale and flexibility.
Don't just take our word for it
“We’re yet to come across another power company with dedicated agri managers that will understand your business as well as Meridian does. It’s not all about price, it’s about relationships too. And Meridian is a hands down winner on both.”
- Michelle and Leighton Pye, South Canterbury farmers
Get a better price with your rural supplier
Paying through a rural supply company is the simplest way to pay your power bill — and you get a better deal.
We’ve teamed up with top rural supply companies so you benefit from mates’ rates: that’s pricing, services and terms to suit you. If you’re with one of these companies, you’ll get a sweet deal on your power with Meridian.
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Network charges and off-peak times vary from region to region. So make sure you chat to someone with local knowledge (that’s us) and the know-how to get you the best bang for buck (that’s us, too).