Genesis Energy

From Global Energy Monitor

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Genesis Energy is a New Zealand government-owned electricity generation and supply company. On its website it states that it owns and operates 1,640 megawatts of electricity generation, "including New Zealand’s largest thermal power station at Huntly, a high efficiency 48MW open gas cycle turbine at Huntly, hydro stations at Tongariro and Lake Waikaremoana, the Hau Nui Wind Farm in the Wairarapa and co-generation facilities at large industrial sites at Te Awamutu and Kinleith."[1]

It also states on its website that it is "New Zealand’s largest energy retailer, with more than 700,000 electricity and gas customers located predominantly in the North Island" and that it "has a 31 percent equity interest in the Kupe oil and gas field and a 40 percent equity stake in the Cardiff deep gas prospect."[1]

Contact Details

602 Great South Road
PO Box 17188
Telephone: 64 9 580 2094
Facsimile: 64 9 580 4894

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Genesis Energy, "Who are we?", Genesis Energy website, accessed May 2008.

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