Plans, pricing & rates

See a recommended plan, rough estimate of monthly pricing, and the rates for your address.

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Alternatively, call us on 0800 496 496 to enquire further.

Why choose Meridian?

Smart online tools

We've designed our online tools so you have everything you need to get a handle on when you use power and what it's costing you.

  • See when you used power & get regular updates
  • Receive smart alerts for when your use changes
  • Get your bills and pay online
  • Keep your details up to date

Pay in a way that's easy for you

We have a range of ways you can pay your bill, so it's super convenient for you.

Pay automatically

You can make one-off payments or have your bill paid automatically each month.

Pick the day you pay

You can choose the day of the month that you want to pay your bill, and we'll send your bill 14 days before that day.

Pay the same amount every month

Instead of paying heaps in winter and less in summer, you can pay a set amount each week, fortnight or month.

Awesome customer service

You'll get great Kiwi service from our friendly customer-support staff in our Christchurch call centre.

We're committed to sustainability

We're committed to meeting future energy needs with renewable energy and helping to minimise the electricity industry’s contribution to climate change.

 

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Fixed or variable pricing plan?

Variable rate plan

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

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

Fixed rate plan

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

How does electricity pricing work?

We’re just one of a number of participants in the supply chain that delivers electricity to your home, business or farm.

The amount on your bill is made up of generation cost, transmission & distribution cost, metering cost, Meridian charges, government levies & GST. 

Who is eligible for low user rates?

You're eligible for low user rates if you use less than 8000 units a year (less than 9000 units in parts of the lower South Island).

This only applies to your primary residence; you can't have the low user option for other premises on your account, like a holiday home, a sleepout, or a shed.

More about low user rates