Off Peak Plan
Keen to save on power without using less? It’s all about those sweet savings on Off Peak. Move your appliance use to cheaper, off-peak hours during the day, at night and all weekend long to save when prices are up to 34 - 43% cheaper.
And with 76% of your week counting as off-peak times, you can shift like a boss and watch the savings mount up.
Looking for simple and easy? Life’s unpredictable but your power bill doesn’t have to be. Flat is the simple, flat-rate plan bringing you steady power prices so that you can switch off and let your power do its thing.
With Flat, you’re free to use your power when you want to (no clock-watching here) - the kWh price you’ll pay is the same, no matter the time or day of the week. Simple, stress-free… sorted.
Happy to work with variable pricing and bills? With Freestyle, you've got access to wholesale power prices, which change every 30 minutes. Monitor the live spot price, use electricity when it costs you less, and reap the rewards!
Over the last 12 months, the average spot price in Kāpiti and Horowhenua was 10.89c per kWh (01 February 2020 - 01 February 2021). Your kWh price is made up of the spot price, plus other charges.
How does off-peak pricing work?
Cheap nights and weekends
Off-peak times are from 9pm-7am, 11am-5pm, and all weekend. Shift your usage to these times to make the most of your potential savings!
Peak - demand is higher and so is the price
Peak times are from 7am-11am and 5pm-9pm on week days. During this time, demand is higher and rates are higher to encourage consumers to shift their power use and reduce the load.
We recommend using just what you need in these times, rather than having everything on.
We know you’ll still need to use power during peak times, so we’ve made sure our peak price is still fairly priced.
So, how do I make the most of Off Peak time of use?
Take your appliance use off-peak to save money on your bill. You're in charge - the more you shift, the more you save. And bonus: off-peak is kinder to the environment, too.
Pop your dishwasher on overnight, move your laundry day to the weekend, and set your heat pump timer to make the most of cheaper prices.
How much can I save on my power bill with Flick?
Flick is proud to offer Kiwis NZ's fairest power deals with competitive rates. Try a bill compare to see what you’d save with Flick compared to your current power retailer.
How do I pay my bill with Flick?
For Weekly billing we’ll send your bill each Tuesday and take your payment on Thursday via Direct Debit from your bank account or Credit Card.
For Fortnightly billing we’ll send your bill every other Tuesday take your payment on Thursday that week via Direct Debit from your bank account or Credit Card.
For Monthly billing your bill will be available on the second Monday of each month, and take payment ten days later on the Thursday via Direct Debit from your bank account or Credit Card.
You can choose to pay your exact bill amount, or open Volt and rounding your payments up to an amount of your choice.
By paying a little more than your normal bill amount, you'll build up a wee stash of cash that you can then use to
automatically knock the top off a higher than normal bill.
How do I know if I’m a low or standard user?
The Standard User plan:
Has a higher daily charge, but a lower charge per kWh used, so if you’re using lots of electricity, the lower unit charge balances things out. If you’re living North of Christchurch and using more than 8,000 units a year you’re generally better off on a Standard User plan. Further south, the threshold is 9,000 units a year. The sorts of situations we’d expect of Standard Users include households of more than two people who are home a lot and use a lot of electricity for heating and hot water, or large flats. Heating methods more than anything will contribute to higher usage. Heaters used constantly, like panel or oil heaters, underfloor heating, uninsulated hot water cylinders, and heated swimming/spa pools all contribute to higher usage.
The Low User plan:
A Low User plan is generally suited to people using less electricity than average. It’s designed so that the fixed rate is no more than 30 cents a day but the unit rate is higher, which means if you don’t use much electricity you’ll pay less than you would on a Standard User plan. If you’re living North of Christchurch and are using 8,000 units or less a year you’re classed as a low user. Once again, further south and the threshold increases to 9,000 units per year. Low Users tend to be households of one or two people living in well insulated, energy efficient houses and/or homes with gas heating or hot water.
You're only eligible to be on a Low User plan for your primary residence. That means holiday homes, secondary properties or second meters (for a shed, gate or pool pump, for example) are always classified as standard user ICPs, even if they only use a small amount of electricity. This is enforced at the network company level and is the same for all power companies.
Find it confusing? Read more about Standard vs Low user power plans here.
When will my promo credit be applied?
Found yourself a hot steal? Oosh!
If you're a new Flick customer, it can take up to 30 days for your credit to be applied. This is to allow for the time it takes to switch in with us and to allow for a first bill to be issued to you.
We usually apply the credits every other Friday.
You can find the full terms and conditions here.