Meridian Energy monthly operating report for October 2022

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Linked here is Meridian Energy Limited's monthly operating report for the month of October 2022. Highlights this month include:

▪ In the month to 15 November 2022, national hydro storage increased from 146% to 149% of historical average

▪ South Island storage increased to 154% of average and North Island storage decreased to 132% of average by 15 November 2022

▪ Meridian’s October 2022 monthly total inflows were 70% of historical average

▪ Waiau catchment inflows in October 2022 were lower, at 58% of historical average

▪ Meridian’s Waitaki catchment water storage at the end of October 2022 was 154% of historical average

▪ Water storage in Meridian’s Waiau catchment was 73% of average at the end of October 2022

▪ Waitaki snow storage in late October 2022 was 109% of historical average

▪ National electricity demand in October 2022 was 3.1% higher than the same month last year

▪ October 2022 was dry and mild for much of the country. Rainfall was below average for most of the South Island and southern and westerns parts of the North Island

▪ New Zealand Aluminium Smelter’s average load during October 2022 was 573MW

▪ Meridian’s New Zealand retail sales volumes in October 2022 were 11.0% higher than October 2021

▪ Compared to October 2021, segment sales increased in residential +2.5%, small medium business +23.9%, agricultural +27.4% and corporate +7.2%. Large business sales decreased -7.9%

Neal Barclay
Chief Executive
Meridian Energy Limited

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