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If all eligible Kiwi households had switched to a cheaper deal last year, they could have collectively saved $281 million or an average annual saving of $162, the authority says. Switching power providers is straightforward. The authority says 90 per cent of New Zealanders who have switched found it to be an easy process. It involves checking whether the current deal is the best one on the website www.whatsmynumber.org.nz, and then clicking through to Consumer NZ’s website www. powerswitch.org.nz to start the switching process. Alternatively once the cheapest provider is established, that retail company will sort the switch over the phone. Choice of the electricity supply depends on the performance of the local distributor and Transpower, the company that operates the national electricity grid. No matter which electricity retailer is chosen, the reliability of supply will be the same. When switching providers, there is no danger of the power being cut off during the process. 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