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					                     Meridian Energy Limited - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDAE6804SA                                                                                             Publication Date: MAR 2013

          33 Customhouse Quay, Level 1                      Phone             +64 4 3811200                         Revenue         2,570.25 (million NZD)
          Wellington                                        Fax               +64 4 3811201                         Net Profit      NA
          6001                                              Website           www.meridianenergy.co.nz              Employees       775 (Estimated)
          New Zealand                                       Exchange                                                Industry        Alternative Energy

       Company Overview
       Meridian Energy Limited (Meridian Energy) is a state owned company. It generates and retailer of electricity from renewable
       energy sources. The company mainly focuses on the development of wind projects and hydro projects. Its customers are
       households, to businesses, to corporations and institutions. The company supplies electricity to a number residential, business
       and rural customers. The company owns and operates seven hydro stations and four wind farms in New Zealand. Meridian
       Energy is headquartered in Christchurch, New Zealand.


       As a part of its expansion plan, the company partnered with AGL Energy to build the Macarthur wind farm in Victoria.
       Key Executives                                                             SWOT Analysis
                     Name                                Title                     Meridian Energy Limited, SWOT Analysis
         Stephen Reindler                  Director                                Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Mary Devine                       Director
                                                                                                                          Limited Concentration on
         Chris Moller                      Chairman                                Leading Position
                                                                                                                          International Operations
         Peter Wilson                      Deputy Chairman                         Wide Customer Base
                                                                                                                          Limited Liquidity
         John Bongard                      Director
        Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        GlobalData                                                                 Opportunities                          Threats

                                                                                   Macarthur wind farm                    Increasing Competition
        Key Competitors
         TrustPower Limited                                                        Global Renewable Energy                Operational Risk
                                                                                   Market
         Contact Energy Limited
         AGL Energy Limited
                                                                                  Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research, GlobalData
         NZ Windfarms Limited
        Genesis Energy
        Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        GlobalData


       Recent Developments

       Feb 05, 2013                  Meridian Energy To Invest $40m To Refurbish For Waitaki Hydro Power Station In New Zealand
       Jan 30, 2013                  Ngai Tahu Property And Meridian Energy Propose New Hydro Power Generation Project On Hurunui
                                     River In New Zealand
       Jan 17, 2013                  Meridian Energy Suspends Land Access Negotiations For North Bank Hydro Scheme In New Zealand
       Sep 30, 2012                  AGL Energy Starts Power Generation At Macarthur Wind Farm In Australia
       Sep 03, 2012                  REpower Secures Contract From Meridian Energy For Australian Wind Farm Project
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research, GlobalData




Meridian Energy Limited - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review                                                                          Reference Code: GDAE6804SA
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       Table of Contents
       Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
          List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
          List of Figures ................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
       Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Meridian Energy Limited - Key Facts .................................................................................................................................................. 4
       Meridian Energy Limited - Key Employees ......................................................................................................................................... 5
       Meridian Energy Limited - Key Employee Biographies ....................................................................................................................... 6
       Meridian Energy Limited - Key Operational Employees ..................................................................................................................... 7
       Meridian Energy Limited - Major Products and Services .................................................................................................................... 8
       Meridian Energy Limited - History ...................................................................................................................................................... 9
       Meridian Energy Limited - Company Statement ............................................................................................................................... 11
       Meridian Energy Limited - Locations And Subsidiaries .................................................................................................................... 13
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 13
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 13
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 15
       Meridian Energy Limited - Business Description .............................................................................................................................. 15
       Meridian Energy Limited - Corporate Strategy ................................................................................................................................. 16
       Meridian Energy Limited - SWOT Analysis....................................................................................................................................... 17
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 17
          Meridian Energy Limited - Strengths ............................................................................................................................................. 17
             Strength - Leading Position ....................................................................................................................................................... 17
             Strength - Wide Customer Base ................................................................................................................................................ 17
             Strength - Strong Portfolio of Power Generation Assets ........................................................................................................... 17
          Meridian Energy Limited - Weaknesses........................................................................................................................................ 17
             Weakness - Limited Concentration on International Operations ............................................................................................... 17
             Weakness - Limited Liquidity..................................................................................................................................................... 18
          Meridian Energy Limited - Opportunities ....................................................................................................................................... 18
             Opportunity - Macarthur wind farm ............................................................................................................................................ 18
             Opportunity - Global Renewable Energy Market ....................................................................................................................... 18
             Opportunity - Increasing Demand for Electricity: New Zealand ................................................................................................. 18
          Meridian Energy Limited - Threats ................................................................................................................................................ 18
             Threat - Increasing Competition ................................................................................................................................................ 18
             Threat - Operational Risk .......................................................................................................................................................... 19
             Threat - Intermittent and Variable Nature of Wind Energy......................................................................................................... 19
       Meridian Energy Limited - Key Competitors ..................................................................................................................................... 20
       Section 3 – Company’s Power Financial Deals and Alliances .......................................................................................................... 21
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DOCUMENT INFO
Description: Meridian Energy Limited (Meridian Energy) is a state owned company. It generates and retailer of electricity from renewable energy sources. The company mainly focuses on the development of wind projects and hydro projects. Its customers are households, to businesses, to corporations and institutions. The company supplies electricity to a number residential, business and rural customers. The company owns and operates seven hydro stations and four wind farms in New Zealand. Meridian Energy is headquartered in Christchurch, New Zealand.
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