Get a power price estimate
Compare power prices by finding out what you’ll pay with Meridian. Just pop in your address and your estimated rates will show up right away.
We’ve got plans that suit you.
And a great welcome credit.
Proud owner of an EV? Nice one. We’ve got an epic Electric Car Plan for you with cheaper rates at night, and up to $300 credit (enough to charge up for about a year). Give us a bell to check if it’s right for you.
When you join, we’ll throw a credit on your first bill to get you started. It’s our way of saying thanks for supporting a company that only generates power from renewable sources.
Local, award-winning service
When you call, our expert team are quick to pick up the phone. They’re some of the best in the business when it comes to helping you manage your power. And if you have a fault or emergency, they’re here for you 24/7.
Moving power's a breeze
If you’re ever shifting house, it’s easy to move your power in just a few clicks.
We’ll take care of the rest so you can enjoy a cuppa as soon as all your boxes are through the door.
More about power pricing
Fixed and variable pricing plans
It’s super simple. When you join Meridian, you can choose to lock in your electricity rates for the length of your contract (a fixed plan) or keep it flexi with no fixed term contract (a variable plan). Get the details below.
Low and standard user options
Then, you’ll pick whether you’re a low or standard user of power. User options help us figure out which rates will work best for your household. The general rule of thumb is that if your winter power bills are less than $200, you’re a low user. Each year we’ll check in to make sure you’re on the right option, so once you’ve joined you can leave the rest to us.
Standard users: use more than 8,000* kWh of power per year
Low users: use less than 8,000* kWh of power per year
*This rises to 9,000 kWh in some parts of the lower South Island.
Power price comparison
Want to compare power prices? It’s easy as. If you’ve got your power bill handy, simply upload it here and we’ll send you through a comparison with your current power company. Or, for a free and independent energy price comparison visit powerswitch.org.nz.
Power pricing for EV drivers and solar customers
It’s easy to compare power prices using our price estimator tool if you’re a standard residential customer. But if you’ve got added extras at your place like an electric vehicle or solar panels, good on you – we’ve got different plans to fit your lifestyle.
Need to power your EV?
*Terms and conditions apply.
How do I compare electricity prices?
Just pop your address into our price estimator tool to see what you’re likely to pay with Meridian, and compare this with your current power company. Just remember there are many factors to consider (like how many bedrooms you have, the number of people in your house, appliance use, and the season) so the estimate is only approximate.
How much will my electricity cost with Meridian?
You’ll see the approximate rates you’ll pay with Meridian by using our quick price estimator tool .
What are day/night rates?
Day/night rates offer a cheaper power rate at night and charge a bit more for peak power used during the day. It’s a good option if no one’s home during the day, or you use an above-average amount of power at night.
Day/night rates are only available in some networks, and your meter set up may need to be changed to work with this plan.
What's a kWh?
A kWh is a kilowatt hour: one kilowatt (kW) of electricity used for one hour (h). An electricity meter records the amount of electricity you use in kWh. A kWh is equal to 1000 watts used over a one-hour period. For example, 1kWh = 10 x 100-watt light bulbs burning for one hour.
What kind of pricing plan is best for me if I have an electric vehicle?
If you drive an electric vehicle, good on you! We’ve got a special pricing plan for you that gives you lower rates for charging your EV at night. If you sign up for three years, you get guaranteed energy rates, a $300 bill credit and a free smart meter install, if you don’t have one already. Check out the Electric Car Plan.
What costs make up my power bill?
There’s lots that goes in to the cost of power. More than just the cost of energy, there’s transmission and distribution, metering, Government levies, GST, and our operational costs. Here’s the full breakdown.