Some whānau can struggle to pay their power bills or keep their home warm in winter. We want all whānau to live in warm, dry homes with affordable energy costs. That’s why we launched the EnergyMate programme, a partnership between electricity retailers, lines companies, community organisations, and
EnergyMate is all about helping whānau get the most out of their electricity. For some, that’s a reduced power bill, for others, it’s a warmer, drier, healthier home.
EnergyMate is delivered through in-home coaching and community hui by EnergyMate coaches. All EnergyMate coaches are community-based financial mentors who are trained through an energy hardship training module to equip them to provide education and support.
Following the success of the initial pilot in 2019, EnergyMate is operating in 18 locations across Aotearoa, and to date has supported around 1,500 households with energy advice and targeted support.
EnergyMate is led by:
With the support of: