One of the most significant ways to combat climate change is by converting our transportation to electric options. Aotea has been working with Meridian Energy to install public electric vehicle charging stations.
Meridian has been helping other businesses recognise not only the environmental but also the cost-saving benefits that electric transport can bring and rolling out public infrastructure to make using and charging electric vehicles easier. This has also been helped along with the carbon reduction objectives set by the New Zealand Government, by reducing net greenhouse emissions by 50 percent by 2030 and to be carbon zero by 2050.
Meridian Energy has partnered with Aotea nationally to roll out and install their public charging stations across New Zealand, including specifically the rollout around the greater Wellington region for both the Wellington and Hutt City councils.
Aotea National Services are the lead contractor and oversee the project management function which involves engagement with the local lines company and the local Aotea business along with the overseeing of building, civil and roading contractors to provide an end-to-end service for Meridian.
In 2021 Aotea installed and commissioned 1.1M watts of charging infrastructure for Meridian nationally and in 2022 Aotea is on target to install approximately 3.3M watts of infrastructure across NZ and the wider Wellington region.