Emma Arendse

Renewable Energy Engineer

Emma is a mechanical engineer who has had the privilege of working for Meridian for the past 3 years. During the graduate programme, she worked as a tactical engineer and strategical engineer in the hydro space. This gave her the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of New Zealand's largest assets and alongside some of the most experienced people in the industry. She now works in the Renewable Development team, helping seek out Meridian’s future assets and growing the generation portfolio. Although this mainly involves looking at empty paddocks, and modelling what they could become, she has also enjoyed learning more about the operation of wind farms and getting to climb turbines. Emma is grateful that she has had the chance to learn about the energy sector from many different perspectives in her short time.