Consumer NZ is a not for profit. To provide Powerswitch we rely on support from the government, industry and Consumers NZ subscribers. Powerswitch is a free and independent electricity and gas comparison site for all New Zealand consumers. Powerswitch is partially funded by the Electricity Authority, an independent Crown entity that regulates New Zealand’s electricity industry. We also charge all retailers participating in Powerswitch a small fee ($61) if a customer switches to one of their plans using the site. To fairly cover the costs of running the site, we’re not able to list plans from retailers who are unwilling to support us through switching fees. Powerswitch also receives additional amounts of funding from the Gas Industry Company, and MBIE.

Using Powerswitch

Switching process

Spot pricing


What's My Number


Smart meters