FAQs About Genesis Energy

Where do you sell your energy products?

Genesis Energy is a national retailer and offers electricity across New Zealand. It sells natural gas in the North Island and bottled LPG throughout the country.

Where do you operate?

Genesis Energy has a Customer Contact Centre and other customer experience support offices in Hamilton. It owns and operates power stations at Huntly, Tokaanu, Rangipo, Waikaremoana, South Wairarapa and Lake Tekapo. Its head office is in Greenlane, Auckland, and a Corporate Affairs team is based in Wellington.

How many customers do you have?

Genesis Energy is New Zealand's largest electricity and gas retailer, supplying energy through our two retail brands – Genesis Energy and Energy Online – to more than 630,000 customer connections across New Zealand.

What power stations do you own?

Huntly Power Station, Tongariro Power Scheme, Waikaremoana Power Scheme, Hau Nui Wind Farm and the Tekapo Power Scheme.

Where do you get your gas from?

Genesis Energy owns a 31% share of the Kupe Oil and Gas Field and has contracted for 100% of the natural gas from the field. Genesis Energy also has a range of gas supply agreements with most of New Zealand's gas producing or supplying companies.

How big is Huntly Power Station?

At 953 MW, the Huntly Power Station is the largest electricity generation facility in New Zealand by capacity.  It is made up of two modern gas fired and two gas/coal fired generating units.

What new generation plans do you have?

Genesis Energy is creating a range of generation options for commercially-driven development. Resource consents were confirmed in July 2013 by the Environment Court for the Castle Hill Wind Farm in northern Wairarapa.

Who owns Genesis Energy?

Genesis Energy is publicly listed on the NZX and ASX markets with a 51% cornerstone shareholding by the New Zealand Government.

How many staff work for Genesis Energy?


Who is your Chairman?

Dame Jenny Shipley DNZM

Who is your Chief Executive?

Marc England

Who do I call for further information?

Public Affairs Manager: 09 951 9280

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