Educational Material

When you flick a switch in your home you can receive instant light, heat or entertainment, thanks to electricity. Have you ever stopped and thought about what needs to happen behind the scenes to generate and deliver that electricity to your home or business? And not just to yours, but to almost every other home and business across New Zealand?

The electricity industry is large and complex. We understand it can be daunting and many people prefer not to think beyond the switch. That’s OK, but it’s important to have a basic understanding of the industry to be able to provide informed opinions.

If you do want to learn more about the electricity industry, this section provides information to help you understand things like the pricing of electricity, roles and responsibilities of industry participants, and the rules and regulations we operate under.