Powershop is an online power company available in Dunedin, including North Dunedin, South Dunedin and St Clair. We’ve been powering homes and businesses in Dunedin since 2009.

Who has the power in Dunedin?

There are around 85,000 individual properties connected to the electricity network in Dunedin.

The average consumption per property in Dunedin is approximately 8,227kWh* per year. This compares to 8,010 kWh* per year for the South Island and 6,784 kWh* per year in the North Island.


Where does the power come from?

The majority of Dunedin’s electricity comes from the National Grid. More than half of the electricity generated to the grid is hydroelectric. The majority of this generation is from nearby hydro stations on lakes and rivers in the lower half of the South Island.

Local generation feeding into the city includes the Waipori hydro scheme south west of Dunedin, and the Mahinerangi wind farm.


Who is the local lines company in Dunedin?

Aurora Energy is Dunedin’s local lines or network company. They supply electricity to more than 88,000 homes, farms and businesses in Dunedin, Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes. The faults number for Aurora Energy is 0800 22 00 05.


Do I get a dividend from my lines company in Dunedin?

Aurora Energy do not provide a dividend to their customers.


How much do I pay for power in Dunedin?

To get an idea of the average monthly cost for a Powershop customer in Dunedin, simply enter your address in our price calculator. Answer a few questions and we’ll give you a quick estimate of what you would pay with us.


How can I save money on power in Dunedin?

There are  a number of ways you can save money on power in the Dunedin, including:

  • Turning off appliances when you're not using them
  • Using energy efficient appliances and LED lightbulbs
  • If you’re with Powershop, buying our regular discounted specials.

For more power saving tips check out the energywise website


Can I save money if I am a low user?

You can also save money if you are a low user and choose the low user pricing option when you sign up to an electricity retailer. The low user option is only available for your main home (where you live most of the time). For Dunedin the government defines a low user is someone who uses less than 9,000 kWh per year.

If you are a low user you pay a lower daily charge which is fixed at 34.50 cents (incl GST) but pay a higher variable electricity charge. At Powershop we check our customers’ accounts every three months to make sure they are on the right pricing option for their usage.


*Source: EA Retail Dashboards - https://www.emi.ea.govt.nz/Retail/Reports

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