Energy retailers sell electricity and gas to the general public. Powerco invoices retailers for its services. Retailers bundle up all their costs, including those for Powerco's distribution services, to prepare monthly invoices for individual customers. To find out which energy retailer is best for you visit the Powerswitch website, run by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs.
The western region covers Taranaki, Wanganui, Manawatu and Wairarapa.
The eastern region covers the Coromandel, Waikato, Hauraki and Western Bay of Plenty.