Meridian Energy Limited is a New Zealand public listed company, deriving its revenue from the generation and retail sale of renewable energy. The company employs approximately 960 people, operates primarily in New Zealand and also in Australia, the United Kingdom and Tonga, through its subsidiaries, and is administered by its head office in Wellington. Meridian Energy is a mixed ownership model company, with the New Zealand Government retaining a 51% interest in the company.

The company is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange under the code MEZ and is also listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange under the code MEL.

Meridian Energy Limited derives its revenue through the generation and retail of renewable energy and it owns and operates the following electricity generating operations:


  • Te Apiti wind farm in north of Manawatu Gorge
  • White Hill wind farm in Southland
  • West Wind farm in Makara, west of Wellington 
  • Brooklyn wind turbine, Wellington
  • Mill Creek wind farm in Ohariu Valley, northwest of Wellington
  • Te Uku wind farm near Raglan
  • Mt Millar wind farm in Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
  • Mt Mercer wind farm near Ballarat, Victoria
  • Ross Island wind farm, Antarctica


  • Manapouri hydro power station in Fiordland National Park
  • Benmore hydro power station in Lake Benmore
  • Aviemore hydro power station, North Otago
  • Waitaki Hydro Scheme - consists of six hydro power stations from Lake Tekapo to Lake Waitaki
  • OhauA, OhauB and OhauC hydro power stations located in the Mackenzie Basin, North Otago.


  • Maama Mai solar farm in Tongatapu, Tonga

Meridian is also involved in the development of several other wind projects and hydro projects and has operations in Australia via its subsidiaries.

The energy retail arm of Meridian Energy Limited operates through its Meridian and Powershop brands throughout New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

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