Our generation assets

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

Wind

We own seven wind farms - five in New Zealand and two in Australia – which together generate enough electricity to power around 316,000 average homes each year.

Find out more about our turbines and wind farms, and learn how wind power works.

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Water

Meridian owns and operates six hydro power stations in the Waitaki hydro scheme, as well as New Zealand's largest, most iconic hydro station – Manapōuri – and three hydro stations in Australia. Learn more about our stations, how hydro power works, and how we’re taking care of the waters we work in.

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Sun

Meridian is making watts while the sun shines with our solar installations across New Zealand. Meridian is helping businesses harness the power of the sun through our innovative, flexible payment options. We’re working on the country’s largest commercial solar programme. And we won’t stop there. 

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Future projects

We maintain a portfolio of potential new generation sites across New Zealand that are at various stages of development. If you have a windy spot you think would be perfect for a wind farm, or you’ve heard talk of a wind farm in your area, let us know.

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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 (EA). They ensure market participants act fairly to competitors and customers. It’s important that the markets we operate in are open, fair and efficient - benefiting consumers and contributing to our long-term success.  

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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 impact on inflows.

Current Lake Levels Current snow storage