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Meridian Energy was created as a result of the reforms of the New Zealand electricity market and the split of the Electricity Corporation of New Zealand (ECNZ) and has been operation since April 1999.
Meridian Energy is a State Owned Enterprise and generate from renewable resources like wind and water. They can supply electricity nation-wide.
Meridian Energy’s vision is to be the global reference company in renewable energy.
Their strategy is communicated and delivered through four core strategic themes:
Sustainably improve our earnings: Improving and sustaining the profitability of the business by optimising and coordinating their generation, wholesale and retail operations.
Deliver more renewable generation growth: Having the best renewable generation portfolio in Australasia by securing renewable energy development options and building generation assets that create long-term value across the Meridian group
Invest wisely in innovation: Being a leader in the commercialisation of new renewable energy technologies and solutions to create and capture future value.
Lift their customer game: Delivering a profitable, differentiated offering to customers that transforms the way they think about, buy and consume electricity.
Reasons to choose Meridian:
A renewable generator and developer. Meridian is New Zealand's largest electricity generator; and generates from renewable resources - water and wind.
Meridian owns and manages some of the most scenic power stations in the world. Manapouri, Benmore and Waitaki in the lower South Island sit amongst recreational lakes and scenic alpine mountains that are visited by thousands of people each year.
Long term commitment to the environment. Meridian has made a commitment to ensure New Zealand's natural and physical resources are used as effectively and responsibly as possible to the benefit of the environment and all New Zealanders, now and in the future.
Nationwide electricity supplier. Meridian generates electricity to the national grid, supplying households, large and small businesses and farms throughout New Zealand.
New Zealand based call centre. Meridian offers support to its customers with a Christchurch-based call centre. It also has offices in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Twizel.
Prices you can trust. The prices we quote always include GST, so you know what you’re going to be paying and there will be no surprises.
A range of pricing and payment methods to help you choose options that suit your particular needs. For example, Fixed Rate Plans, that provides price certainty, or variable prices, as well as electronic bill and payment options.
Prompt payment discounts . Our standard 10% discount help provide savings and reduce your monthly electricity bills*.
* Prompt payment discount applies if you pay in full and by the due date.
The Really Simple Pack:
Handy for people who like to keep things simple. Remove the hassle of paper bills and pay by direct debit.
BONUS: Get a 12% prompt payment discount each month and fix your rates until 31 March 2014. Simply receive your bills by email and pay by direct debit variable. Exit Fee of $100 may apply. Meridian do not charge bonds.
Have the option to choose most things about your electricity. Anything from how you pay, to how you receive your bill.
Can I pay by credit card over the phone ?
Yes you can make one off credit card payments; however these will incur a 3% administration fee. If you opt to set up a recurring credit card payment, where each month the total amount of your bill, less the prompt payment discount is debited from your credit card, no fees will be applied. Meridian Energy except payment from Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
Can Meridian email my bills to me ?
Yes, Meridian Energy is an eco friendly company who encourages its customers to reduce their paper usage and opt to receive E-Bills instead. Help save the planet and save yourself $1.00 each month.
Will Meridian read my meter every month ?
Meridian aim to read your meter at least every other month. On the months in between readings an estimated account will be produced based on that meter’s consumption history. You can also enter your own reading to replace the estimate either online or over the phone.
What if my bill has been overestimated ? Will I have to pay it ?
Providing that your meter has been read in the last 90 days by the meter reader, you will be able to provide a reading yourself. This will result in a credit note being applied to your account to reimburse any over estimations.
Terms and Conditions
Meridian is changing its Terms and Conditions effective 1 April 2012.
Meridian Energy's standard residential Terms and Conditions can be found here - Click here
For those of you who offer Fixed Rates (Until 31 March 2014, Really Simple Pack), these are also changing as of 1 April 2012. Meridian is introducing a contract break fee of $100 for customers who switch away while with us. This fee would not apply if a customer moved house or cancelled altogether. Please review Meridian's new Residential Fixed Rate T&C’s by clicking here