Genesis joins New Zealand Hydrogen Association


Energy retailer Genesis has joined the New Zealand Hydrogen Association as part of its focus on supporting New Zealand’s transition to a lower carbon future.

New Zealand already has the third highest renewable electricity generation in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and electricity generation makes up just 4% of the country’s total carbon emissions.

As well as being an emerging fuel for vehicles, if nascent hydrogen technology is proven, it could offer potential deep energy storage for the electricity sector.

“We’re on the cusp of understanding the viability of a hydrogen economy and hydrogen’s potential as a carbon-free fuel for New Zealand,” said Tracey Hickman, Executive General Manager of Wholesale and Generation at Genesis.

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