Keeping Things Simple with Genesis Energy Trade Connections

Keeping Things Simple with Genesis Energy Trade Connections
September 10, 2015

“Genesis Energy Trade Connections is New Zealand’s only trade specific service dedicated to supporting the building and construction industry with their new electricity and gas connection requirements.” says Paul Dinan Trade Connections Manager for Genesis Energy “Widespread research of the industry has enabled us to determine requirements and deliver a focused, quality product. Trade Connections is about keeping things simple and efficient to ensure our trade clients receive a seamless service.”

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“Our Trade Connections service is designed not only to save our trade customers time when arranging a new electricity or gas connection, but also money.” 

Paul Dinan (right) and Mike Allen from Genesis Energy Trade Connections.


Paul has more than twelve years’ experience in the energy industry and has developed a wealth of knowledge relating to large commercial and SME accounts and new connections. Paul is leading an expansion of the Trade Connections team and has added new staff – product specialists Mike Allen and Mitch Blake. Mike and Mitch are regularly on the road meeting and assisting a growing base of trade clients.

“Our Trade Connections service is successful because it’s designed not only to save our customers time when arranging a new connection, but also money,” says Paul. “We don’t charge a daily line fee and we offer trade specific rates for electricity and gas – over the duration of a build, the savings can be considerable.”

Genesis Energy’s specialist trade rates are 35 cents per kilowatt hour for electricity and 30 cents per kilowatt hour for natural gas. These rates are available for up to six months during the construction process and result in very competitive monthly energy bills. Even when construction is finished there is often a vacancy period for a new property, the special trade rates can be continued until the property is sold.

“As well as competitive prices and quality service, Trade Connections supports the construction industry through our associations with many of the large group building companies, including Future-Proof Building, Master Builders and Certified Builders. We also maintain a regular presence at trade events throughout the country. This gives us the opportunity to learn from people in the trade and keeps us up to date with industry trends and initiatives,” explains Paul.

New connections can be made through the Genesis Energy Trade Connections call centre, via email or fax. Alternatively, it can be done online through the Genesis Energy Trade Connections website. The website also offers an online calculator to help trade clients estimate the savings they could potentially make.


Call 0800 155 010 to get in touch with a Trade Connections specialist or log onto to find out more.





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