Wellingtonians quick to grab power savings
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.