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.
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.
 
More about wind
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.

More about hydro
Geothermal

Geothermal

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

More about geo
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.

More about solar

Wind: Facts and figures

Wind generation is part of our long-term mission to bring energy freedom to New Zealanders. We're increasing our portfolio of renewable generation assets to support a move to a more sustainable, low carbon future. 

Did you know?

//  our Turitea wind farm will be New Zealand's 3rd largest wind farm and our turbines will produce enough energy to power 210,000 electric cars per year!

// the Turitea wind farm site is believed to be in the top 5% of wind generation sites worldwide.

33turbines to be installed initially

470 GWh generation per year

125metres from base to rotor tip


 
Turitea wind farm
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
Sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainability at Mercury is more than just generating 100% renewable energy. Learn more about what it means to us.
 
Sustainability

Lake levels

Lake Taupo has water flowing into it from many sources, but only one river flows out – the Mighty Waikato, New Zealand’s longest river. 

Learn more

Water management

Water is vital to our business as it is essential to our 100% renewable generation sources. We carefully manage the Waikato river, home to our hydro dams.

Learn more