Network Tasman has been crediting network charge discounts onto consumers’ power bills since 1994. To find out whether you are within Network Tasman's coverage area click here.
Network Tasman is a consumer-owned electricity distributor
The company has been crediting network charge discounts onto consumers’ power bills since 1994. Network Tasman currently provides consumers with two line charge discounts each year. The discounts appear as a credit on eligible consumers’ power accounts in July and December. *
To be eligible for a line charge discount a consumer must have an active, metered connection to the network as at midnight on a specific day in July for the first line charge discount and as at midnight on a specific day in November for the second line charge discount. These days are announced each year via print advertisements and on the Network Tasman website.
Any of the following circumstances will exclude a consumer from receiving the discount:
- The meters have been removed prior to midnight on the respective cut-off dates
- The consumer’s connection has been disconnected or is vacant or inactive on the registry prior to the respective cut-off dates
- The consumer’s connection has temporary boxes or unmetered connections such as streetlights or electric fences
- The consumer has had a final reading or requested a final reading to be taken on or before midnight on the respective cut-off date.
Discounts are calculated at a set rate per kilowatt hour (kWh) of consumers’ total consumption.
The discount rate for July 2016 is 2.2 c/kWh including GST for residential consumers, and most business and commercial consumers. Network Tasman calculates your discount using consumption (kWh) for the 12 months to 30 June 2016. This data is provided by your electricity retailer, using meter readings at your connection (ICP).
Discounts will vary between consumers because of consumers’ different levels of electricity consumption. As an example, however, in July 2016 a residential consumer using 8,000 kWh/pa receives a discount of $176.
Click here to view the Line Charge Discounts – July 2016 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
If you have any queries about the discount please call us or click on the link below to read answers to Frequently Asked Questions about discounts.
*In addition, the Network Tasman Trust posts out a cheque to Network Tasman consumers in December each year. This cheque represents an individual consumer’s share of a tax-free distribution to beneficiaries from Network Tasman’s accumulated funds. Go to Network Tasman Trust for more information about the Trust.