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Hour of Power

  • What sort of savings can I get from my free Hour of Power?

    The more power use you shift into your Hour of Power, the more money you'll save! See below for easy examples of what to do to reduce your power costs:

    Savings examples:
    4% - Do nothing different

    8%- Put the washing machine or dishwasher on during your free Hour of Power a few times a week (this is the average amount Electric Kiwi customers save.)

    10% - Run your washing machine and dishwasher during your free Hour of Power five times a week.

    15% - Run your washing machine and dishwasher during your free Hour of Power five times a week, and take a shower during that hour.

    Of course you can also save by shifting other power use into your free hour - cooking a roast, putting on your electric blanket, charging up your devices or whipping up a smoothie. Any power you use during that hour is completely free.