24 Feb 2009

Mercury Energy customers to pay more

2:44 pm on 24 February 2009

Mercury Energy customers face price rises of almost 5%.

It is increasing electricity charges by 3.9% for those living in West Auckland and from the North Shore - Wellsford.

The company is also passing on an increased cost of using the lines.

That will mean northern customers will face price rises of 4.9%, about $6.30 extra a month.

Customers in Auckland's CBD and Papakura areas will face an increase of 2.2% - about $2.70 a month.

Mercury Energy has almost 300,000 residential customers across New Zealand.