Delivering
New Zealand’s
energy
in a changing world.

Proudly powering Kiwi lives and businesses.

Clarity of vision and strong leadership for a bright future. That’s Clarus.

We are one of New Zealand’s largest energy groups. Whether it’s transmission, distribution, supply or storage of energy, the companies within the Clarus group service nearly half a million homes and businesses of all sizes around New Zealand. We are proud to power Kiwi lives.

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Energy is what we do, but it’s people we do it for.

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    Total number of New Zealanders enjoying the benefits of LPG or natural gas* 

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    Total number of Kiwi homes and businesses using LPG or natural gas**

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    Our Firstgas commercial and industrial natural gas customers

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    Our Rockgas LPG customers

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    Connected to our electricity distribution network in the Tairāwhiti & Wairoa areas

    * This is based on the total number of 500,000+ Kiwi homes and businesses using LPG or natural gas multiplied by the average number of residents in a home of 2.7 (StatsNZ).
    ** Data sourced from: Natural Gas Switching - 311,674 active ICPs in Sep 2023; LPG numbers from GAS NZ 2023 45kg Customer Numbers - 299,898 customers.

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Our role in the future of energy

Clarus, formally Firstgas Group, is at the forefront of innovation in the New Zealand energy sector. Today, we're continuing that legacy by innovating our way towards 2050's net zero carbon goals.

We’re one of New Zealand’s largest energy groups, with brands that touch many parts of the energy supply chain – from transmission and distribution to retail supply and even storage.

We are energy experts, using our collective knowledge and experience to engage in conversations about the future of our industry – Aotearoa New Zealand’s future. With businesses that touch many parts of the energy supply chain – from energy transmission and distribution to retail supply and even storage. Our businesses have offices nationwide and we care about and contribute to the communities we’re a part of.

While the majority of our existing assets and investments remain in the traditional natural gas sector, we are also looking to the future. We aim to play our part in Aotearoa New Zealand’s decarbonisation by actively researching, innovating, and investing in future fuels not only for the good of the country, but for our business, customers and employees too.

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Good energy at work

Energy is what we do, but it’s people we do it for.

Without energy, life as we know it would grind to a halt. We take this responsibility seriously, ensuring everything we do safely, reliably and affordably delivers on the country’s energy needs.

We have offices nationwide, and we care about and contribute to the communities we’re a part of.

Operations

Our Operations team is made up of technical expertise across Transmission, Distribution, Storage, and LPG. They are responsible for providing technical support and expertise to all parts of Clarus ensuring we have the required regulatory certification to operate our assets.

Technology and Improvement

At Clarus, our Technology and Improvement team looks after information services, and continuous improvement teams lead and drive our technology vision to inform and support our strategic planning, business initiatives, and investments. 

Future Fuels

Our Future Fuels team is responsible for developing and implementing our low carbon strategy, new technologies, initiatives, programs, and partnerships ensuring sustainable business growth, high public trust, and reduced environmental impact.

Customer and Regulatory

At Clarus our Customer and Regulatory business group is made up of regulatory and policy, gas transmission commercial, electricity and gas distribution commercial, marketing and external communications.

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Why we’re excited about solar energy

First Renewables, a Clarus company and Harmony Energy announced early in 2024 that they will develop and own Tauhei Solar Farm. At the time of commissioning in 2026, it is expected to be New Zealand’s largest solar generation site.

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A green hydrogen path to clean energy for Australia

Safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable – that’s the dream for renewable energy. Green hydrogen can help to deliver that dream for Australia, according to new research by the Australian Hydrogen Centre.

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The many benefits of natural gas

New Zealand has been producing natural gas in Taranaki since 1959, when our largely rural nation had a population of just 2.5 million. Now our population has doubled, our industries have expanded, and our energy use has skyrocketed, and natural gas has been a cornerstone of our energy supply.

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Firstlight Network team are local superheroes

A year on from Cyclone Gabrielle. The Gisborne District Council held the Tairāwhiti Superhero Awards. These awards recognised individuals and organisations who went above and beyond to support their communities during the cyclone and its devastating aftermath.

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Landmark Deal signed at Cop28

Nearly 200 nations, including New Zealand, signed a landmark agreement at the recent Cop28 climate summit in Dubai. It took two weeks of tough negotiation, but the deal finally passed on 13 December, when it was met with applause from those in attendance.

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How hydrogen could help power lower-emissions farming

Diesel has long been the go-to fuel for the agricultural sector, but that could change in the future thanks to new emerging hydrogen technology.