Off-Peak Plan

Introducing an electricity plan designed to give you better control over your home’s energy use.

Because we’re always looking for ways to bring you great value energy, we’re giving you the opportunity of paying for the electricity you use, based on the time of day when you use it. We call it our Off-Peak Plan.

Your electricity pricing on this Plan is split into two separate rates – a “Peak” and an “Off-Peak” rate. You will be billed for your electricity usage during these “Peak” and “Off-Peak” time periods (set by your electricity network) each day.

The prices are lower during Off-Peak periods each day and, if you tend to use more electricity during these times, you could save. Better yet, you may also be able to shift some of your electricity use to these Off-Peak times to pay less.

This Plan is perfect if you want to stay flexible and still enjoy great energy pricing.

Change when you consume, reduce what you pay

If your appliances have timers, set them to run during the Off-Peak periods.

You could charge up your electric vehicle, run your dishwasher, washing machines and clothes dryers at these Off-Peak times. Better yet, why not charge phones, tablets, laptops, or heat spa pools and run pool filters at these lower priced times as well?

PLUS, if you have Solar Panels, the export rate is 12 cents/ kWh (Nova’s standard export rate for residential customers is 7.4 cents/ kWh).

How the Off-Peak Plan works

  • Your electricity pricing on this Plan is split into two separate rates – a “Peak” and an “Off-Peak” rate. You will be billed for your electricity usage during these “Peak” and “Off-Peak” time periods, set by your electricity network, each day.
  • This Plan is available to residential customers in 13 regions who have eligible smart electricity meters and who receive their bills by email. (See the table below for the Regions and Peak and Off-Peak times that apply in each)
  • There is no fixed term, no break fees.
  • Your pricing on this Plan including the Solar PV export rate is not fixed and is subject to change from time to time. We will let you know if this happens.
  • The Solar PV export rate is 12 cents/ kWh.
  • This Plan is perfect for Electric Vehicle owners, Solar PV customers and anyone wanting more control over their power bill.
  • Not all smart meters will work on this Plan. You must have an advanced (smart) electricity meter we deem suitable for the Plan.

Special Offer Terms apply

Off-Peak Plan regions and times

Region Peak times Off-Peak times
Auckland/ North Shore Weekdays: 07:00 - 11:00 &
17:00 - 21:00
Weekdays: 11:00 - 17:00 &
21:00 - 07:00
Weekends: All times
Counties Weekdays: 07:00 - 11:00 &
17:00 - 21:00
Weekdays: 11:00 - 17:00 &
21:00 - 07:00
Weekends: All times
Thames Weekdays: 07:00 - 11:00 &
17:00 - 21:00
Weekdays: 11:00 - 17:00 &
21:00 - 07:00
Weekends: All times
Tauranga Weekdays: 07:00 - 11:00 &
17:00 - 21:00
Weekdays: 11:00 - 17:00 &
21:00 - 07:00
Weekends: All times
Taranaki, Wanganui, Manawatu, Wairarapa Weekdays: 07:00 - 11:00 &
17:00 - 21:00
Weekdays: 11:00 - 17:00 &
21:00 - 07:00
Weekends: All times
Rotorua All Days: 07:00 - 11:00 &
17:00 - 21:00
All Days: 11:00 - 17:00 &
21:00 - 07:00
Taupo All Days: 07:00 - 11:00 &
17:00 - 21:00
All Days: 11:00 - 17:00 &
21:00 - 07:00
Hawkes Bay All Days: 07:00 - 11:00 & 17:00 - 21:00 All Days: 11:00 - 17:00 &
21:00 - 07:00
Central Hawkes Bay All Days: 07:00 - 11:00 &
17:00 - 21:00
All Days: 11:00 - 17:00 &
21:00 - 07:00
Wellington, Hutt Valley, Porirua Weekdays: 07:00 - 11:00 &
17:00 - 21:00
Weekdays: 11:00 - 17:00 &
21:00 - 07:00
Weekends: All times
Christchurch Weekdays: 07:00 - 21:00 Weekdays: 21:00 - 07:00
Weekends: All times