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About us

Clean Energy for a Fairer and Healthier World.

We’re New Zealand’s largest renewable energy generator and a major retailer.

Meridian Energy is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest listed companies. We sell more electricity to customers, large and small, than any other electricity company and we generate around a third of the country’s electricity needs – all from renewable sources.

We’re also building new projects to stay ahead of the growing demand for electricity. This will help customers to reduce their emissions and ensure New Zealand has the advantages of a green economy, fuelled by renewable energy.

As a retailer we sell electricity to homes and businesses through two brands – Meridian and Powershop – and we’re committed to providing even greater value to them through new and more flexible energy solutions.

Making power matter

Our purpose is Clean Energy for a Fairer and Healthier World. Generating affordable, reliable, renewable energy is vital to a sustainable future, and Meridian has the scale and resources to help secure a clean energy future that helps people thrive and leaves our planet in better shape for future generations.

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    Generating power

    We generate around 30% of New Zealand’s electricity – and all from 100% renewable sources. Meridian owns and operates seven hydro power stations and five wind farms. We have also worked with a number of organisations to install solar panels from which we purchase electricity to sell into the grid.

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    Sustainability in action

    Sustainability defines who we are and comes to life in all parts of our business. We’re about doing the right things today so our planet and all it sustains can survive and thrive in the future. This means acting responsibly for our planet, making it easy for our customers to reduce their emissions, supporting local communities to thrive and striving to be a more sustainable company.

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    Retailing electricity

    Meridian is New Zealand’s largest retailer of electricity. We supply power to more than 350,000 residential and business customers across the country through our Meridian and Powershop brands.

    We’re committed to building two-way relationships with our customers – helping them achieve the benefits of decarbonisation and rewarding them for playing a role in making the country’s electricity system more flexible.

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    Helping customers in hardship

    We believe the benefits of clean energy should be available to all New Zealanders, even when they’re finding it tough to pay their power bills or doing this means sacrificing other essentials.

    That’s why we’ve created a $5 million Energy Wellbeing Programme to support households in energy hardship. It’s about helping these households get back on track, keeping their power on and helping them find long-term solutions that use less power and make their homes healthier to live in. We do this through payment plans and budgeting help, as well as support in funding items like heat pumps, insulation and curtains.

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  • Supporting Communities

    Supporting communities

    We’re actively supporting the communities around our generation assets. Meridian is giving back through employment and business opportunities, sponsorships, community events, access to outdoor recreation and our Power Up Community Funds. Since 2010 we’ve invested $10 million through these local funds to support community-led projects, making tangible differences where they matter most.

    We’re also driving positive change across Aotearoa with our Community Decarbonisation Fund. Since 2021 we’ve allocated around $1.5m to initiatives that help community groups reduce costs and emissions through EVs, solar panels and boiler conversions. And Meridian stands proudly alongside KidsCan as its principal partner. With our support, KidsCan ensures that 55,000 school kids daily have access to food and essential items like jackets, shoes, socks and health products.

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Invest in Meridian 

Listed on both the NZX and ASX, Meridian Energy is one of New Zealand’s largest listed companies. Our majority shareholder is the New Zealand Government, owning 51%.

Our leadership

We have a strong and diverse board and leadership team whose members are committed to supporting Meridian people in delivering on our purpose of Clean Energy for a Fairer and Healthier World in ways that will help create a sustainable future for all.

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Career opportunities

Meridian employs around 1,000 people across the country. Each and every one of them is key to our success. That’s why we do everything we can to attract and grow a diverse and talented team who put climate action, customers and communities at the heart of everything they do.

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Diversity and inclusion

At Meridian, we value people. And not just some people – all people. We embrace different ways of thinking, living and working, because we believe diversity benefits us all. It makes our capabilities even stronger. So no matter who you are, you’ll find that Meridian offers a great place to work.

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Tackling Zero

Tackling Zero is Meridian’s quarterly newsletter for people whose roles or studies are focused on sustainability, or for whom this is an area of interest. Each issue will offer Meridian’s insights into a topical sustainability issue, as well as stories on how we, our customers and supply chain partners are tackling sustainability. It also includes links to recent Meridian disclosures such as new policies and reports.