Check this month’s power bill for your WEL Networks discount

26 Apr 2017

WEL Networks is reminding its customers to check their April or May power account to ensure they receive this year’s discount.

Over the past 15 years WEL Networks has distributed $293 million (including GST) to the Waikato community and this year they’re paying a total of $20 million (including GST) to WEL Networks customers.

Chief Executive, Garth Dibley, explains “As part of WEL’s commitment to the region’s growth, we’re constantly looking for ways to reduce the cost of electricity to the people and businesses of the Waikato. One of our major initiatives is the WEL Discount programme which gives all WEL customers in the Waikato network area a share of our success.”

To receive the discount customers must be connected to WEL Networks at 5pm, 31 March 2017.

Customers receive the discount for each Installation Control Point (ICP) or unique point of connection and the discount amount will show as a credit on your April or May power account, regardless of which retailer you purchase your electricity from.

“The actual amount of the discount will depend on how much electricity customers have used over the past 12 months so it’s likely to vary between neighbours and addresses.”

Mr Dibley says if customers can’t see the discount applied as a credit on their April or May power account they should contact their power retailer in the first instance.

“The close off for payment of the 2017 discount is Friday 30 June so customers should contact WEL Networks prior to this date if they have not received their discount.”

For more information:

Erin Rangi-Watt
Communications Advisor

DDI    +64 7 850 3215
MOB  +64 21 803 958 



This year WEL Networks is distributing $20 million into the community through the WEL Networks discount.

Make sure to check your April and May power bill to ensure you receive your credit.