Mercury is an electricity generator and retailer. Our purpose is to inspire New Zealanders to enjoy energy in more wonderful ways. Hydro and geothermal power stations operated by Mercury generate renewable energy sufficient for 850,000 New Zealand.
Mercury sells electricity to New Zealand customers through the Mercury brand and other retail brands including GLOBUG and Bosco. Our goal is to be New Zealand’s leading energy brand: inspiring, rewarding and making things easy for our customers. Last year we had over 420,000 conversations with our customers.
We pursue our mission of Energy Freedom in many ways, including through the electrification of transport. In 2014 Mercury identified the electrification of transport as New Zealand’s greatest opportunity for reducing carbon emissions. We encourage the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and electric bikes (e.bikes) and partnering on non-home charging infrastructure and data.
Our 100% renewable generation
At Mercury we have a genuine focus on the long term and a long heritage in renewable electricity generation. Our commitment to renewable energy (the “awesome foursome” of fuel types) is something we are pretty proud of. It's good for New Zealand and it’s great for our customers to know that we contribute towards a healthier, more sustainable environment.
100% of our generation comes from renewable sources. We operate the nine power stations on the Waikato Hydro Scheme, and five geothermal stations in the Taupo Volcanic Zone. In 2020 we'll be adding wind (the build at Turitea near Palmerston North starts late 2019). We also champion solar technology advancement at our R+D centre in Auckland with expertise in battery and off-grid solutions. Research and development is also something we do: Mercury is pioneering a scalable, national grid-connected Tesla battery.
In 2019 we expanded our renewable reach through the acquisition of a 19.99% stake in Tilt Renewables (Tilt) which has a growing portfolio of wind and solar projects in Australasia.
At Mercury we use our teams’ collective brain power to make things easy for our customers and more efficient for our organisation – faster. We are building and supporting a culture of high performance teams: diverse groups of individuals who all have opinions and different thinking styles, and who are supported to give their best to achieve great results.
We support our people to be high performers through a commitment to wellbeing, inclusion and development.
We are based in Auckland, and near our generation in the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Manawatu.