We have 9 hydro stations on the Waikato River. These stations are powered by water and output can be changed quickly and efficiently.
We have 5 geothermal stations through the central North Island. Base-load geothermal runs at full capacity about 95% of the time.
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.
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?
33turbines to be installed initially
470 GWh generation per year
125metres from base to rotor tip
Lake Taupo has water flowing into it from many sources, but only one river flows out – the Mighty Waikato, New Zealand’s longest river.
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.