I will probably stay with the Fixie plan for a while yet, but I originally joined Flick for what's now called the Freestyle plan (before there was Fixie) and on principle I'd like to be back on it when market conditions are suitable. Not necessarily waiting for Freestyle to be clearly lower cost than Fixie, just for it to be without too much risk of excessive spikes.
What gets me is that Flick offer spot. Cheaper. Maybe they have spikes. If every user was able to "flick" to and from every 40 minutes it will go broke. Then you all go back to Genesis, no gain. Innovation loses.
Unfortunately, you are not going to get any proper innovation in the electricity sector, until the Low User Regulations are repealed. As they say that the low user plans must be the cheapest plans, and at the same time, also say that the low user plans can't have fixed fees any higher than 33c per day. And that you can't offer stepped or tiered pricing.
Good luck trying to offer innovation within those constraints.
They also screwed Flick on the Orion network in Christchurch. As Flick were not allowed to directly "pass through" the Orion lines charges exactly as how Orion bill them.
And then you have the problem of rising electricity demand. No new major power stations under construction (that Im aware of). Environmental costs making fossil fuel generation more expensive. Combined with RMA related costs making renewable generation more expensive. Meaning that you can't easily avoid the higher cost fossil fuel generated power by switching to renewable generated power.
And the ongoing questions of whether the Bluff Smelter will close down or not. Meaning that there is the risk that it's demand would then become available on the wholesale market. And in turn risks killing the financial viability of building new generation.
As much as I love Flick Electric, Unfortunately they have been victims of factors beyond the wholesale market. And I have had to change to Meridian from Flick myself. (I am on a cheap fixed term price, which means Meridian are making a loss whenever the wholesale price is over 9.5c per KW/Hr or so).
Unfortunately I don't think much will change anytime soon. As the baby boomer / retirees voter bloc tends to benefit the most from the Low User Regulations (as they tend to live in households that have lower numbers of occupants on average). While young(er) people (due to flatting, having dependent kids etc). And Maori / Pacific families. Tend to live in households with more occupants. And since the Low User Regulations favour households with lower numbers of occupants. The government doesn't want to annoy the group that benefits the most. As that group has the most voting power.
It will only be a matter of time until we have another electricity shortage. But when the next one happens, it will cause big problems for EV owners. (EVs were extremely rare during previous shortages). And only then would the government do something.