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Fixed and variable rates

Fixed rate / guaranteed pricing

How fixed rate pricing works

With fixed rate pricing, your Meridian charge and network charge each month is fixed for the term of the contract.

The Meridian charges cover the price of energy, and our retail services like meter reading, billing and customer support.

Only government and regulatory charges like GST and the Electricity Authority levy can change. Fixed pricing applies when your price category, capacity and metering configuration stays the same and no new network charge is introduced. If any of these changes, and we can no longer offer the plan you are on, we’ll give you prior notice and help you find a new plan. Read the full Terms and Conditions.

Choose fixed rate pricing when

  • you want some certainty to help you budget, even if it means you pay a bit more now than you would on variable pricing
  • you’re happy to sign up to a contract of up to three years.

You just need to know that if any government or regulatory charges change, we may pass that change on to you.

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For more information, read our Fixed rate pricing terms and conditions which will apply if you choose a fixed rate plan.

Variable pricing

How variable pricing works

With variable pricing, you have no fixed term contract. We can change rates by giving you 30 days’ notice.

Choose variable pricing when

  • you don’t want to be tied into a contract
  • you’re happy for your rates to change (with 30 days’ notice).

You can change from variable pricing to any available fixed pricing at any time.

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