Also known as Qualifying Customers, Beneficiaries of the Trust are those who pay an electricity bill in the MainPower network. With the exception of those connected to the former Kaiapoi Electricity Network.
Qualifying Customers receive a rebate on the cost of MainPower’s electricity distribution services, known as network charges. This rebate is passed on via electricity retailers, though it is not always clearly shown on the bill.
Kaiapoi customers receive a discount on their electricity bills equivalent to the rebate. This is also passed on via electricity retailers.
Qualifying Customers can attend annual general meetings for The Trust and MainPower. They may speak at the meetings but are not entitled to a vote.