Major Electricity Users' Group

The Major Electricity Users' Group is a trade association working to improve New Zealand's electricity sector. We advocate for an affordable and reliable electricity supply that supports a productive economy.

Our 14 members directly employ over 25,000 people and make essential products like pulp and paper, steel, aluminium and dairy products such as milk powder. In any given year, our members will generate over $30 billion in revenue. They use approximately 28 percent of all New Zealand’s electricity and pay almost $1 billion in electricity charges.

Electricity is not only a key input for our members’ businesses – it supports our regional communities, employs thousands of people in well-paying jobs, and helps pay for the services we all take for granted but that are essential to a dynamic and thriving economy.

For more information, see the MEUG website: