From powering the sheds and pumping water to the paddocks, to boiling the jug for a cuppa, farmers need reliable energy.

But researching providers, comparing costs, and negotiating takes time. 

At Ruralco, we take care of it for you. Because we’re independent, you can trust you’ll get the best package suited to your farming needs. And, like everything we do, it’s all about relationships. 

Our close relationships with members mean we take the time to really understand the specific needs of your farming operations - what you need today, and how that might change tomorrow. 

And, our relationship with a network of leading energy providers means we’re in the best position to negotiate on competitive pricing to help you access the best energy package for your needs.


Obsessed With Helping Farmers succeed

Ruralco & Meridian Energy want to make sure you are getting the most out of your power supply, so you can focus on what's important for your farm to succeed.

By partnering with Ruralco and Meridian Energy, you will receive:

- Great Welcome Credit
- Competitive pricing

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Receive comprehensive energy advice

Ruralco membership gives you access to independent energy experts who can support you in finding the best deal in the complex arena of electricity purchase and contracts. You’ll get a balanced perspective that covers both the energy purchasing issues affecting all our shareholders and the factors that are unique to your farming business.

Get comparative energy cost analysis

Think you’re getting a great rate? Our independent energy experts can run a direct cost comparison to check you are on the best possible deal. Comparative energy cost analysis plays a big part in Ruralco Energy’s role. We continually and independently work to ensure our members are getting the most cost-effective farm energy solution available in an increasingly competitive supply market. 

Get a great rate using Ruralco’s group buying power

Thanks to a deep level of experience in the sector and strong local knowledge, our independent energy experts can negotiate closely with electricity retailers to obtain discounted electricity rates and contract terms for our members. Get tailored energy deals that recognise the seasonal variability you face in terms of both power use and income generation. 



Advocacy, Support And Transparency 


With Ruralco Energy, you have a strong advocate working on your behalf when problems over electricity contracts and supply arise. 

Our independent energy experts can work through accounts with you, to identify cost components and their validity, and provide a valued source of advice if a major dispute should arise.  

Our experts work hard to streamline accounts and contracts while our regular newsletters focus on increasing members’ understanding of the often-complex energy purchasing market. 

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