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Meridian Energy

Power generation

We're creating a sustainable future through renewable energy generation.

Our renewable generation assets

  • Solar panels on a house


    Meridian is helping businesses throughout New Zealand to harness the power of the sun. We’re working on the country’s largest commercial solar programme.

  • Renewable asset construction

    New projects

    New Zealand needs significant growth in renewable electricity generation if it’s going to reach zero carbon, and we’re committed to playing our part by building seven new renewable projects by 2030. We call this our 7x7 ambition. We have a number of new renewable development projects underway, including wind farms in Hawke’s Bay, Wairarapa and Manawatū, an energy park (batter and solar) in Northland and a solar farm northwest of Christchurch.

The electricity market

The price and volume of electricity we generate is determined by competitive bids and offers in the wholesale electricity market. 

The market is operated in real time by the System Operator (Transpower) and closely regulated and monitored by the Electricity Authority. They ensure market participants act fairly with competitors and customers. It’s important that the markets in which we operate are open, fair and efficient – benefiting consumers and contributing to our long-term success.

Meridian only generates from renewable sources. All the electricity that we supply to our customers comes from the electricity grid, which mixes electricity supplied from both renewable and non-renewable sources.

Our renewable fuel

We manage about 50% of New Zealand’s total hydro storage, and collect information on the amount of water stored as snow so we can estimate its impacts on inflows.

Current lake levels

Current snow storage

White water

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.


Environmental Management Guidelines

Good environmental management is essential to Meridian given our reliance on access to natural resources for existing generation and for development of new generation options.  Put simply, good environmental management is the foundation of our licence to operate, and aligns with our commitment to the 15th United Nations Sustainable Development Goal “Life on Land”.