Genesis Energy is committed to a partnership with the UC Quake Centre to help improve community resilience in Christchurch, and throughout New Zealand, following the devastation of the Canterbury Earthquakes.
New Zealand’s largest electricity and gas retailer, Genesis supplys energy to more than 650,000 valuable residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout the country.
With a diversified electricity generation portfolio, Genesis are the owners and operators of both thermal and renewable generation assets throughout the country. The spread of geographical locations and of fuel types in the portfolio gives Genesis significant operating flexibility.
Genesis Energy is constantly striving to improve its operational footprint and to enhance the quality of life and support the people that live and work in the communities in which they do business. They have developed an Environment Management Framework to manage the company’s environmental impact and continue to invest in projects around community enrichment and education.
Genesis Energy is thrilled to support the UC Quake Centre research programme as there is a real need to ensure New Zealand remains at the forefront of international seismic design, especially as most of its core infrastructure operates in volcanic, earthquake and fault prone areas.
Genesis Energy’s Civil & Mechanical Engineering Manager Cam Gordon says, “It is important to us and our electricity customers that further research is constantly pursued in the field of seismic resilience of large structures in New Zealand.”
As an owner and custodian of electricity generation throughout New Zealand, Genesis has a responsibility to ensure they are keeping up with the latest seismic research so that they are best able to future proof these vital electricity generation assets for generations of New Zealanders to come.