This has come in from a Whangarei resident:

“If you have Just Energy in your neighborhood, I recommend you give them a ring.  We were with Contact and Mercury then went to Just – it is signficantly cheaper.   Our bills were around $90-100 and now they are around $70-80. Plus there is no contract and I asked about smart meters and was told they will not be installing one.”

 

(According to this correspondent, Genesis* has been rolling out “smart meters” to its customers in Whangarei so the fact that there is a competitor in the area that is not installing “smart meters” which is also  offering a good value for  is great for customer choice.)

 

*If you are a Genesis customer (or a customer of its subsidiary EnergyOnline) you may want to read these links:

https://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/smart-meter-installed-without-permission-headaches-result-smart-meter-removed-headaches-disappear/

https://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/is-your-smart-meter-spying-on-you/