Saving power during Covid-19

The coronavirus pandemic means you're likely staying at home more than usual, which can result in using more power and bigger bills. Below you'll find tips from our Consumer NZ website to help you save on energy costs, plus advice on what you can do if you're struggling to pay.

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5 tips for wrangling your power bill
Your power bill takes up a sizable chunk of your household budget, so it pays to do your homework and check you’re getting the best deal.

Power bills during Covid-19: Your questions answered
We answer your questions about high bills and what to do if you’re struggling to pay.

Power saving tips while on lockdown
There are a few simple things you can do to reduce power costs.

Power companies and telcos: What they’re doing during the lockdown
Find out what companies are doing to help customers.

More useful information

Need to save on power? - Electricity Authority
The Electricity Authority's advice for consumers. Here are some simple things you can do to save, stay warm, well and connected.

Support needed for consumers in financial hardship

The Covid-19 lockdown means hundreds of thousands of Kiwis face having to survive on a reduced income. We’ve joined with 14 other organisations in calling on essential service providers to do the right thing and halt disconnections, waive late fees and pause debt collection.

Learn more

Winter heating guide

Our guide is full of great tips for staying healthy and warm through the depths of winter.

Follow our step-by-step guide for a warmer home. Find out how to keep heat in and dampness out, how to get the most out of your appliances, and much more.

See the guide