Today I got a call from Powershop as I sent them my current bill with Meridian Energy to compare, I was advised that they Powershop will give me $150 credit if I stay with them for 12 months (Powershop did mention they dont have contracts) and also they will beat any other Power company offer I find and will give me credit on my account so I will never lose out (guaranteed savings) refer to Powershop website https://www.powershop.co.nz/why-powershop/guaranteed-savings/
I did mention the rate Flick (fixie plan) gives me and was promised that they Powershop will beat their rates and give me credit on my account to guarantee savings plus the $150 credit
what you think? should I sign up with Powershop or Flick?
Found a website dedicated to NZ power industry http://thatpowerguy.nz/
The answer to your question really depends on what is important to you. If it's just price, who knows. They are probably close enough that there's not much in it.
I've been happily with Flick for a few years now. Ex customer of Powershop before them, and Meridian a long time ago. Personally, I do not want to be a direct retail customer of one of the big "gentailers" (generator-retailers) like Genesis or Meridian or Contact because I dislike the ways they manipulate the market. I'd also not want to be with one of the smaller "independent" retailers that is 100% owned by a gentailer. So that excludes Powershop. If I was looking to switch from Flick, Ecotricity would be my first option.