Meridian Energy monthly operating report for February 2022

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Linked here is Meridian Energy Limited's monthly operating report for the month of February 2022.

Highlights this month include:

  • In the month to 10 March 2022, national hydro storage decreased from 117% to 102% of historical average
  • South Island storage decreased to 97% of average and North Island storage decreased to 137% of average by 10 March 2022
  • Meridian’s February 2022 monthly total inflows were 120% of historical average
  • In February 2022, Meridian’s Waitaki catchment inflows were 149% of average, while Waiau catchment inflows were 63% of average
  • Meridian’s Waitaki catchment water storage at the end of February 2022 was 113% of historical average
  • Water storage in Meridian’s Waiau catchment was well below average at the end of February 2022
  • Waitaki snow storage in late February 2022 was 63% of historical average
  • National electricity demand in February 2022 was 2.3% lower than the same month last year
  • February was a warm and very wet month. Temperatures were at or above average, while most of the country experienced above average rainfall
  • New Zealand Aluminium Smelter’s average load during February 2022 was 572MW
  • Meridian’s New Zealand retail sales volumes in February 2022 were 6.9% lower than February 2021
  • Compared to February 2021, segment sales increased in residential +16.2%, small medium business +21.7% and corporate +0.8%. Agricultural volumes were -47.2% lower and large business volumes were -8.6% lower than February 2021


Neal Barclay
Chief Executive
Meridian Energy Limited


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