What does my power bill pay for

Just like anything you might buy your bill is made up of many different parts:


 

Lines Costs – 38%
The transmission and distribution costs required to build and maintain the powerlines that transport electricity from where it is generated to your house. 
 
Wholesale Costs – 32%
This cost goes towards generating the electricity that you use.
 
Retail – 13%
This is the money that goes to Genesis to cover our operational and people costs.
 
Metering – 4%
This money goes towards the cost of reading and maintaining your electricity meter.
 
GST – 13%
This is the payment for the Goods and Services tax we pay in NZ; 15% is added on top of your other charges and this becomes 13% of your total bill.