Sustainability at Mercury

Did you know that the energy we generate is 100% renewable, and that Mercury is more than just carbon neutral? To achieve this, we're not just buying carbon credits, we're doing some wonderful work to offset more carbon than we and our customers use. This ensures that the energy you buy from us is climate positive.

 
100% renewable climate positive

The awesome foursome


With the addition of our Turitea wind farm, we'll soon be the only energy company in New Zealand with the awesome foursome of renewable energy generation.
Wind

Wind

We're looking forward to bringing wind generation at Turitea into the mix as we work towards New Zealand's low carbon future.
 
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Hydro

Hydro

We have 9 hydro stations on the Waikato River. These stations are powered by water and output can be changed quickly and efficiently.

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Geothermal

Geothermal

We have 5 geothermal stations through the central North Island. Base-load geothermal runs at full capacity about 95% of the time.

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Solar

Solar

Mercury's solar farm and R+D Centre sits on the site of the former gas-fired Southdown power station to help us learn more about this energy source.

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100% renewable generation


100% of our generation comes from renewable sources – hydro and geothermal. This is something we're pretty proud of. It is good for New Zealand and it’s great for our customers to know that we contribute towards a healthier environment.
 
GENERATION

We ♥ NZ

Partnerships and kaitiakitanga are at the heart of our business. We are proud to assist with the wellbeing of the New Zealand community by supporting a number of organisations. 
 
PARTNERSHIPS
Climate positive

Climate positive

Being climate positive since 2017 means we sequester more emissions through our forestry partnership than we produce! 
 
Climate positive
Iwi

Iwi

We work with iwi in a number of ways, which include commercial partnerships and community programmes.
 
Iwi partnership
water management

water management

Water is integral to New Zealand’s renewable energy advantage. Learn more about our commitment to this natural resource.
 
Water management