Meridian Energy

What is Meridian Energy about?
Meridian Energy (ASX:MEZ) is New Zealand's largest renewable energy generator, with a diversified portfolio of hydro, wind, solar, and geothermal power plants. The company generates 100% of its electricity from renewable sources, and is committed to helping New Zealand achieve its net zero carbon emissions target by 2050. Meridian Energy owns several large scale wind farms, six hydro stations and commercial scale solar farms across New Zealand. Meridian also has a number of smaller renewable energy projects in operation and under development, including solar farms, battery storage systems, and electric vehicle charging stations.
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Company Snapshot

Is Meridian Energy a public or private company?

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Ownership
Public

How many people does Meridian Energy employ?

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Employees
784

What sector is Meridian Energy in?

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Sector
Utilities

Where is the head office for Meridian Energy?

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Head Office
Wellington, New Zealand

What year was Meridian Energy founded?

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Year Founded
1998
What does Meridian Energy specialise in?
/Renewable energy /Solar power /Wind power /Hydro power /Electricity /Energy
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Where does Meridian Energy operate? Locations of Meridian Energy global operations

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    New Zealand
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    Australia
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    United States
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What are Meridian Energy’s services?
Overview of Meridian Energy offerings
Te Apiti wind farm: The largest wind farm in New Zealand, located in the Tararua Range north of Wellington. It has 62 turbines with a total capacity of 142.6 megawatts (MW), enough to power over 73,000 homes.
West Wind wind farm: Located near Wellington, it has 62 turbines with a total capacity of 145.5 MW, enough to power over 73,000 homes.
White Hill wind farm: Located in Southland, it has 29 turbines with a total capacity of 58 MW, enough to power over 22,000 homes.
Harapaki wind farm: Located in Hawke's Bay, it has 41 turbines with a total capacity of 176 MW, enough to power over 70,000 homes.
Waitaki hydro scheme: A series of interconnected lakes and canals used to generate electricity. Meridian owns and operates six out of the eight hydro power stations.
Maama Mai Solar Farm: Located in Tonga, it is the first renewable energy generation facility connected to Tonga’s electricity grid and helps to provide around 4% of the country’s total electricity demand.
Who is in the Meridian Energy executive team?
Meridian Energy leadership team
  • Mr. Neal  Barclay BCA, CA (NZICA)
    Mr. Neal Barclay BCA, CA (NZICA)
    Chief Exec. Officer
  • Mr. Mike  Roan
    Mr. Mike Roan
    CFO and GM of Fin. & Strategy
  • Mr. Bharat  Ratanpal
    Mr. Bharat Ratanpal
    Chief Information Officer
  • Owen  Hackston
    Owen Hackston
    Investor Relations Mang.
  • Mr. Jason  Stein BCA, LLB
    Mr. Jason Stein BCA, LLB
    Chief People Officer, CEO of Meridian Energy Australia Pty Limited & Powershop Australia Pty Limited
  • Mr. Jason  Woolley
    Mr. Jason Woolley
    Gen. Counsel & Company Sec.
  • Rheilli  Uluilelata
    Rheilli Uluilelata
    External Communications Mang.
  • Ms. Claire  Shaw
    Ms. Claire Shaw
    Gen. Mang. of Corp. Affairs & Sustainability