For all customers, the fixed charge portion of Eastland Network’s line charges has increased due to the change in regulations. To balance this, the variable charge portion has been reduced.
This means that, overall, Eastland Network’s charges to electricity retailers for standard domestic users and commercial customers will reduce. Charges to retailers for low domestic users will increase slightly. Your retailer will manage these movements in cost and let you know if there is any change to your bill.
“Eastland Network is the regional lines company for Gisborne, Wairoa and the East Coast,” says general manager Jarred Moroney.
“We have around 20,300 domestic customers and 5,500 non-domestic customers spread across 12,000 square kilometres.
“With our new pricing from 1 April 2022, the cost to retailers for two thirds of our domestic customers – that’s around 13,300 people – will, on average, increase by $1.70 per customer a month.
“The remainder, who are on the domestic standard tariff, will be a cost reduction to retailers, on average, of $2.74 per customer a month.
“Eastland Network’s cost to retailers for commercial and industrial customers will reduce by an overall average of 9%.” Eastland Network Schedule of Charges.