Centralines announces $1.4 million discount for CHB consumers

Central Hawke’s Bay (CHB) consumer-owned lines company, Centralines has this week announced a $1.4 million discount, which will be provided to its 8,042 consumers.

The discount is additional to the $905 tax-paid distribution payment which Trustees of the CHB Consumers Power Trust delivered to consumers last month.

Central Hawke’s Bay Consumers Power Trust Chair, Alistair Setter said, the Trust is very happy with the performance of the Board and management of Centralines.

“It is pleasing that consumers can continue to share in the Company’s success following excellent financial results and strong network performance.”

Centralines Chairman, Jon Nichols, said Centralines is committed to powering a vibrant Central Hawke’s Bay, through exploring continued growth opportunities and delivering a reliable network.

“We do this through our high-quality electricity supply, expanding the CHB network, investing in technology and network enhancements, while sponsoring a number of community services and providing employment opportunities,” said Mr Nichols.

All Central Hawke’s Bay power consumers connected to the Centralines network on 31 May 2018 will receive the discount. 

Mr Nichols said consumers should keep an eye on their August power bills to ensure they have received the discount.

“It will appear as a one-off Centralines credit on each consumer’s power bill, which is issued by their electricity retailer.

“The amount varies depending on how much electricity consumers have used over the past 12 months, and how many installation control points (ICPs) they have. However, a residential electricity consumer will receive on average $122 per ICP,” said Mr Nichols.

Consumers with questions about their discount, or if they haven’t received it by the end of September, should contact their electricity retailer in the first instance.

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