How much will the rebate be?

The July 2021 rebate was a fixed amount of $250. The December 2021 rebate will be a fixed amount of $250. There will be no variable amount. 

When will the rebate be paid?

The rebate will be paid in July 2021 and December 2021.

Who is eligible for the rebate?

To be eligible to receive the TECT rebate, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Trustpower power customer with an active power account in the same name, basically in the Tauranga City or Western Bay of Plenty region*, during the eligibility periods.
  • For the July rebate, you must have an active Trustpower power account from 1 October continuously through to 31 March.
  • For the December rebate, you must have an active Trustpower power account from 1 April  continuously through to 30 September.**
  • If you move properties during the qualifying period there must be less than 30 days between finalising one account and registering with Trustpower into the new property.

*Parts of Waihi Beach are excluded from the TECT District.  106 Seaforth Rd - Bowentown end is included in TECT's District. 104 Seaforth Rd - Waihi Beach is excluded.

**Please note that the final eligibility criteria for the December 2021 rebate payment will be dependent on the outcome of the high court hearing regarding the proposed restructure of TECT. Under the current proposal, only those who were consumers on the 28th January 2021 will be eligible for the rebate. To learn moreclick here.

In 2020, the fixed portion of the annual rebate was $440.

How are the rebates paid?

The rebates are paid via your chosen payment method; either direct into your bank account, credited to your power account*, or gifted to the Acorn Foundation Vital Impact Fund

The portal to select your rebate payment option for the July 2021 rebate is now open. If you have not already made your selection, you have until June 2021 to select your rebate payment option. To do so, go to and log into your MyAccount, or call Trustpower on 0800 87 87 87. Read more about the rebate payment options here

* If you close your power account while any rebate payments (or part of any rebate payments) remain as credit on your account, and if Trustpower is unable to contact you about the credit, that credit will be returned to TECT 12 months after the date the credit was applied to your account.


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