I have a Night meter. Will this meter’s usage be included in my Off-Peak pricing?

In most regions, your applicable Peak, Shoulder and Off-Peak rates will apply to your night and controlled meter usage as well.

In some regions however, the Peak, Shoulder (if applicable) and Off-Peak rates do not apply to Controlled or Night consumption.

These regions include: Far North, Northland, Counties, Thames, Tauranga, Waikato, South Waikato, East Coast, Rotorua, Taupo, Hawkes Bay, Central Hawkes Bay and Wellington.

Charges for controlled/night consumption in these regions are billed separately. We will let you know of the pricing for these meters.

A controlled meter is a meter can be “controlled” by your local network company for periods of time throughout the day. Usually controlled meters are wired to selected appliances like hot-water cylinders.

A night meter is a separate meter that only runs at night times, typically from 11pm to 7am (and from 9pm – 7am in Christchurch). It is commonly used for hot water cylinders, pumps, under floor heating and storage heaters.