Guess who’s broadbanding now?
Electric Kiwi is now in the broadband business. So let’s talk about contracts, exit fees and expiring discounts, because they’re rubbish and we’re not going anywhere near them.
Let’s be frank, Frank. You’re not Frank, you’re Genesis.
Here’s our take on why the big energy companies create smaller brands to make you think they’re all cute and cuddly. But we see through it.
If you’re considering installing a solar system, an important step is to understand how much money you could save.
Appliance Usage Guide
Ever wondered how much energy your household electrical appliances actually use?
Become a Master Mover
Some quick tips for becoming a master of moving power to off-peak. Moving power off-peak can help reduce your impact on the environment & infrastructure.
On the MoveMaster plan, it can help you save money too!
Dogs, Cake and Solid Scrum
Roger is our CEO Luke's Golden Labrador. Allan is a long-haired Weimaraner is the reigning NZ Office Dog of the year (an actual award). Bean is a Brindle Staffy. All three of them, along with our other furry friends have made themselves quite at home in our office.
Independent Power Beer
Yeah, that’s right. We’ve finally reached peak collaboration and teamed up with the best brewery in New Zealand (in our opinion), to create a summery-themed NZ India Pale Ale, just in time for Winter.
Luke Blincoe - not your typical CEO
He’s not just the guy with the impressive beard and smooth baritone voice, he’s also our boss. But Luke Blincoe isn’t cut from the same cloth as other CEO’s, and we reckon you’d enjoy getting to know him a bit better.
Why contracts are sneaky and why we don't have them
When you agree to stay with your electricity provider for a fixed term, you are gambling.
Prompt Payment Discounts were never any good
Why it's great they seem to be disappearing, and why we never had them anyway.
Why winbacks aren’t actually good for consumers
Win-backs refer to when you decide to switch for a better deal, but then suddenly your old electricity retailer decides they love you after all and whip out an amazing deal to convince you not to leave. Sneaky
Hour of Power
The team at Electric Kiwi have come up with their best tips for getting the most from your Hour of Power.
Electric Kiwi wins a 2018 Peoples Choice Award
Making our customers happy is the reason we turn up to work.
Have a crack at our ad and win a year's free power
Here is your challenge: Re-make our Fresh Electrons TV ad and you will go in the draw to win a year's free power.
How to cut down your winter power bill
As we head in to winter, check out Electric Kiwi's top 5 tips on how to cut down your power bill.
Winners of Customer Service Award
We’re very happy to announce Canstar Blue has awarded Electric Kiwi the 2017 Most Satisfied Customers Award – Electricity Providers.
Choose when you pay - you asked and Electric Kiwi listened.
In a recent customer survey, you said you wanted more flexible payment options so we delivered just that!
Households told to shop around for better power deal
Households are being warned: Get set for power price increases.
3 ways we’re using smart technology to save you money
We started Electric Kiwi because we saw a gap for a power company that could maximise smart technology to save New Zealanders money on their electricity bills.
Rain-soaked summer may be a blessing for power bills
Susan Edmunds in Stuff.co.nz writes about how the rain we've had this summer may be a blessing for power bills.
The easiest money saving tip you'll get this year
The numbers are out. In 2015 a record number of New Zealand consumers (419,000) switched their electricity provider, resulting in potential savings of more than $24 million.
We're in the age of customer power - NZBusiness
Electric Kiwi's managing director Julian Kardos talks to NZBusiness.co.nz about how new technologies are enabling a new breed of customer pleasing businesses.
The top 3 myths about switching power companies
Is $162 worth a few minutes of your time?
How to get up to 20% of your power for free: 20 top tips
Start off with these 3 easy power saving tips.
Who is the Mattrix?
Meet Matt - our tech guru, making sure your Electric Kiwi experience is smooth sailing 24/7.
Smart meters power smart savings in counties - Manukau courier?
Check out our latest write up in Thursday's Manukau Courier.
Electric Kiwi in Idealog magazine
Idealog takes a look at the new generation of technology-focused electricity providers
Electric Kiwi in the NBR
Our managing director Julian Kardos talks with Jenny Ruth from the National Business Review
Electric Kiwi in the Whakatane Beacon
We're proud to now be able to offer our great value electricity in the place where it all began - Whakatane.
Electric Kiwi in Metering.com - the 100% online electricity company
Electric Kiwi's managing director Julian Kardos talks free power and doing electricity a "smarter way" with international power news website Metering.com
Hello Whakatane! We’re bringing electricity home
We are super chuffed to announce we’ve launched into a new region – Whakatane and the Eastern Bay of Plenty.
281 million reasons to switch power companies
If all Kiwi households had switched to the cheapest electricity deal in their region last year, they could collectively have saved $281 million. That's a lot of flat whites.
2 minutes with Brad
We have a quick chat with Bradford Stricker, Commercial Manager for Electric Kiwi.
3 easy steps to cutting your power costs by up to 15%
Let’s face it – saving money can be hard work. That’s why we’ve used technology to make saving money on power really easy.
We won't slow you down: Awesome (non-robotic) ways to get in touch
We know there’s oh, probably about 6 million things you’d rather do than spend time talking to your power company. We get it.
Christchurch households switching on to free power
We've recently started advertising in Christchurch to get the word out about Electric Kiwi and the free Hour of Power!
Electric Kiwi on the Paul Henry Show
Electric Kiwi’s Hour of Power was front and centre in a story about innovative power offers on TV3’s Paul Henry Show last week.
2 minutes with Huia
We thought it was about time we introduced ourselves properly.
2 minutes with Julian
We thought it was about time we introduced ourselves properly. First up is Julian, our managing director.
Electric Kiwi in the Bay of Plenty Times
The Bay of Plenty Times has published a great article.
Free power: Why it's good for the country too
Electric Kiwi has a smart way to help you save even more money. We call it the Hour of Power.
Electric Kiwi in the media: Stuff.co.nz and Radio NZ
“Electric Kiwi is different” says an article in www.stuff.co.nz – yep, we sure are!
2 ways to compare your power deal (without needing a PhD)
Comparing electricity deals is not easy – especially when many companies offer cashback deals or multiple discounts that make it difficult to calculate which deal will leave you better off in the long run.
Moving? We've made it that little bit easier
For many people, it’s only in the (often stressful) throes of moving house that they think about switching electricity providers.
Too easy: How to join Electric Kiwi in 2mins
When starting Electric Kiwi, we knew that many people put switching electricity providers in the ‘too hard’ box. In doing so they were missing out on big savings.