The folks who produce and sell electricity are called generators (or gentailers, if they’re a generator/retailer). NZ has five main electricity generators – Meridian Energy, Contact Energy, Mercury Energy, Genesis Energy and TrustPower, plus there are a number of smaller generators too. They produce electricity from a number of different sources, like thermal, wind and hydro. The generators sell the electricity on the wholesale market to electricity retailers like us here at Flick, and it’s then onsold to individual customers (like you!).
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- Do all retailers buy electricity on the spot market?
- Who sells electricity into the wholesale market?
- Are spot prices different around the country?
- Does Flick make any profit from my power bill when prices spike?
- What’s a price spike - and do I need to be worried about them?
- What’s an ‘average’ spot price?
- Are there any trends with how spot prices move?
- Why do spot prices change?
- What’s spot pricing?