Northlanders will get a nice surprise when they receive their November power bill which will include a Top Energy lines charge discount credited to their account.

Top Energy Chief Executive Russell Shaw says the credit will be welcome in the lead up to Christmas and is based on the amount of power used during the year.

“All eligible electricity account holders, regardless of how they pay their power bills, will see the credit on their November power bill issued by their electricity retailer.”

The amount paid is based on the level of energy consumed with 90% of consumers receiving a $200 rebate, commercial accounts will receive a higher amount and low usage accounts will receive less.

Mr Shaw says the credit gives $6 million back to the 31,000 Top Energy customers on our network and is a sign of our continued investment in the Far North.

“In the next ten years, we will invest $170 million in our network and $165 million in new generation to ensure a high quality and secure supply of power for the people of the Far North.”

Owned by Northlanders through the Top Energy Consumer Trust, Top Energy are committed to providing a reliable and resilient electricity network which keeps up to date with evolving technologies such as localised generation, and microgrids.

More information about the lines charge credit is available on the Top Energy website: www.topenergy.co.nz.

CUSTOMERS: For all questions about your power supply and the status of repairs please contact the Top Energy call centre on 0800-TOPENERGY / 0800-867 363

 

For more information contact: Philippa White, 021 2418740

Top Energy, which is owned by the people of the Far North, is committed to providing a reliable and resilient electricity network which keeps abreast of evolving technologies such as localised generation, solar power, and microgrids.

Over the last decade its $260 million investment programme has involved substantial improvements to the network which now has an asset value of $250 million – up from $128 million when the programme started in 2009.  This investment programme will continue. Over the next decade we will invest another $170 million in our network to ensure our customers continue to receive a high quality and secure supply of power.