All of the charges on the pricing schedule fit into the handy wee graph below. If you’re a Flick customer, you’ll see something that looks a bit like this on your bill:
On the bill breakdown you'll see five separate categories - Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Metering, GST & EA Levy, and Flick Fees. Below is how they correspond to the table listed on the pricing schedules.
Generation - This is different depending what price plan you are on. On Freestyle, this price is the spot price which changes every half an hour. On FIXIE, your generation price is fixed for six months at a time and on EARNIE, your generation price is fixed for 12 months at a time.
Transmission & Distribution - this is the charge for the network companies to get the power from the generation supply (like the hydro station or wind farm) to your property, and it includes any Network Fixed Charges, and Network Variable Charges shown on the pricing schedule.
Metering - these are the rental costs from the metering companies who own your power meter (you might be surprised to learn that you don't actually own your smart meter!) - this is the Metering Daily Charge shown on the schedule.
GST & EA Levy - The EA Levy is what the Electricity Authority charges for us to be able to act as a power company on the New Zealand electricity market. This will be shown on the schedule as EA Levy Variable Charge.
Our price schedules are exclusive of GST. Most power companies show their prices exclusive of GST, so we do the same to make it easier to compare us with them. We add GST to the bill separately, so it makes it clear how each of these costs break down before any tax is added.
Flick Fees - These are the fees that we charge to be your retailer. They're shown on the price schedule as the Flick daily charge, and the Flick usage charge.
If you're on FIXIE or EARNIE, there is also a admin fee which will say "Fixie Fee" and "Earnie Fee".