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Welcome to the Local Energy Project


What it's all about.

 We think you should be in control of your own energy – the way it’s made, used and shared.

The Local Energy Project (LEP) is a Genesis initiative planted in your local neighbourhoods of Martinborough, Featherston and Greytown. It’s our community based research and development hub where we trial new products, encourage community engagement and learn with our customers.

The Local Energy Project allows us to collaborate with customers like you to test, design and develop game-changing digital tools, making use of Genesis' own Digital Lab. With your feedback, we can constantly adapt and refine our technology to deliver what you need. We want to help increase your comfort and help you control your energy use in a way that is easy and convenient.

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Meet James Bruce.

James has been part of the Local Energy Project since day one. Here is his story.

Introducing Home Control.

Our next project is a new pilot called Home Control. Using the app we developed in-house you’ll be able to control your heat pump and light bulbs, all from your mobile phone. Imagine being able to turn the lights out from the comfort of your bed. Or having the ability to switch on your heat pump from your mobile aboard the train so you arrive home to a steady 21 degree temperature.
We look forward to working with you to test and refine these exciting new products and services.

Fill out the form below if you are interested in taking part in this pilot or you want to ensure you don’t miss out on anything coming up in the future!

We’re better together.

You can be part of the Local Energy Project. If you live in Greytown, Martinborough or Featherston and want to be involved, just register here and we’ll be in touch.