» Nuku Jones
In 2015, while completing my Mechanical Engineering degree, I started a summer internship with Mercury’s Hydro/Wholesale team in Hamilton. The team helped me learn more about hydro operations from an engineering perspective and I gained a real appreciation of how complex power stations can be. At the completion of my degree, Tuaropaki Trust, who together with Mercury own the Mokai Geothermal Power Station, awarded me a scholarship to study at University of California, Berkeley, USA. The further I went in my studies, the more fascinated I became with energy markets and I realised that this was where I wanted to take my career. I set my sights on becoming a Spot Trader, and with awesome support, guidance, development and hard work over the past couple of years, I’ve achieved that goal.
The choice to progress my career with Mercury was an easy one. What was important to me was working for a company with a strong focus on generating energy from renewable sources and an equally strong commitment to the people who make that happen. A big highlight for me as a Spot Trader has been continuing to learn from such a diverse range of people, with backgrounds in Geology, Mathematics, Physics and Mechanical Engineering.