Not trying to butter you up…

But we do need to increase our prices.

As of 1 April 2021 we need to charge a bit more for the power lines in the Kāpiti-Horowhenua region. We don’t want to as we are locally owned by the Electra Trust. But the world has changed and we have to adapt – sending out smaller lines crews, for shorter but more frequent call outs for example. Keeping our teams safe and your power on, no matter what. Transmission network costs have gone up too, which is something we simply have to pass on to the end customer.

Why the change?

Here’s 4 simple things you can do:

How to ease the change?

Check you're on the best plan!

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Contact your power retailer and check if you're on their best plan – click below to find their details.

How big is the increase? About the cost of a jar of jam a month (approx $2.50 per month). Rest assured our bills are amongst the lowest in the country.

How much is it?

This jam jar shows what goes into your average electricity bill. The costs coming from Electra are highlighted in red and cover distribution and transmission of power.

How big is the increase? About the cost of a jar of jam a month (approx $2.50 per month). Rest assured our bills are amongst the lowest in the country.

How much is it?

Download our handy guide on power saving tips “Easy ways to save money for jam”.

Check out powerswitch.org.nz. They are independent and can make sure you get the best deal for your electricity – 40% of users can save if they switch!




If you’re struggling to pay power bills, and you’ve already talked to your provider, get in touch with energymate.nz (Levin area) or moneytalks.co.nz (outside Levin area).

Download the free guide

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This jam jar shows what goes into your average electricity bill. The costs coming from Electra are highlighted in red and cover distribution and transmission of power.

Need more help? Click the Electra button to email us, or call us on 0800 353 2872.

©2021 Electra | ‘Save Money for Jam’ Line charge price increase as of 1 April 2021