Welling­to­ni­ans quick to grab power sav­ings

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Con­sumers from the Welling­ton re­gion vis­ited the What’s My Num­ber web­site more than 5400 times dur­ing win­ter to check if they could get a bet­ter deal on their elec­tric­ity bill, with their av­er­age es­ti­mated sav­ings aver­ag­ing $225.63 per year.

Ac­cord­ing to statis­tics re­leased by the Elec­tric­ity Au­thor­ity, some re­sults from the site iden­ti­fied es­ti­mated sav­ings of more than $400 per an­num by switch­ing power com­pa­nies.

‘‘New Zealan­ders util­is­ing the What’s My Num­ber web­site have found that they could save sig­nif­i­cantly on their power bills by shop­ping around,’’ Elec­tric­ity Au­thor­ity chief ex­ec­u­tive Carl Hansen said.

‘‘Spring is a good time to check to see if you are on the best deal. As the sea­sons change, so do our power needs.

‘‘Dif­fer­ent sized house­holds also have dif­fer­ent needs de­pend­ing on their life­style, and these statis­tics show that fam­i­lies of all sizes could make sig­nif­i­cant sav­ings by shop­ping around.’’

There were 10,604 ac­tual switches in the Welling­ton re­gion and 96,407 na­tion­ally over win­ter.

What’s My Num­ber is run by the Elec­tric­ity Au­thor­ity in part­ner­ship with Con­sumer New Zealand.

To find out if you’re get­ting the best deal on your power costs, visit whatsmy num­ber.org.nz.

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