Choosing your free hour of power

For all Electric Kiwi customers out there, here’s how to view your electricity usage to choose best time for your free hour of power.

  1. Log in to your account
  2. Scroll down to “Analyse your usage between”
  3. By default you’ll see last weeks power usage
  4. Now change the date range to be a specific day that’s representative of your average power use
  5. You’ll get a nice easy to read graph that breaks down your power usage in 30 minute chunks
  6. Find the off peak hour in that you used the most electricity, and set it as your free hour of power
  7. Now up your electricity savings by moving any additional power consuming activities to this time slot

Not an Electric Kiwi customer? Get you free hour of power and $50 credit  at

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Got your own tips on how to get the most out of the free hour of power? Let us know in the comments below. 

3 Replies to “Choosing your free hour of power”

  1. I did a similar thing when I signed up for electric kiwi, and I noticed a spike every day at 1pm, even when we were away. Turns out our hot water cylinder heater comes on at 1pm every day, so I set our free hour for then, plus a phone alarm. When the alarm goes off, I stop work and turn on any appliances we need to run – dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, dehumidifier etc. If it’s a cold day, I’ll put my office heater on full for an hour, then it usually stays toasty til around 4pm.

    1. It sure would. An EV can travel 5-10 km per kw.

      A standard charger can put approx 3 kw into you EV per hour. A residential fast charger will do 6 kw per hour.

      If your daily commute is under 60km return, you could be travelling for free.

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