Powerswitch is run by Consumer NZ with support from the Ministry of Consumer Affairs. Powerswitch is a free and independent service for New Zealand energy consumers to compare electricity and gas prices and find the cheapest deal. The site includes quick tips for saving energy, information for vulnerable consumers and price trends. The site also includes historical data on electricity pricing in the main centres on easy-to-read graphs.
The site incorporates pricing for reticulated gas and dual fuel as well as electricity, so consumers can work out the best deal for their total energy needs. There is a 'switch now' button that links directly through to the relevant retailer's sign-up page.