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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 all parts of the energy supply chain – from transmission and distribution to retail supply and even storage.

We’re energy experts, using our collective knowledge and experience to advocate for better change and lead conversations about the energy future – New Zealand’s future.

We’re leading change beyond the mandatory by actively researching, innovating and investing in future fuels to drive decarbonisation.

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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.


Our Engineering Services 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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Suzuki to open four biogas plants in India

Auto manufacturer Suzuki plans to build four biogas refineries in India, which will begin operating in 2025. The biogas plants will turn cattle manure into biomethane, and that methane will be used to power vehicles that are currently fuelled by compressed natural gas.

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First grid injection of biomethane in Ireland

Ireland’s first ever direct-to-grid injection of biomethane into the Northern Ireland gas grid at Dungannon stands as a ground-breaking milestone for the decarbonisation of energy. 

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Ara Ake Board appoints Clarus CE, Paul Goodeve

Ara Ake Board appoints Clarus CE, Paul Goodeve. Paul Goodeve, a Chartered Accountant, Barrister, Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, and a member of the Institute of Directors, is currently CEO of Clarus (formally Firstgas Group). He has an extensive background in people leadership, expertise in regulated and non-regulated transmission and distribution energy infrastructure, and leadership in renewable energy developments.

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German ‘hydrogen island’ reaches 30% green blending target

A gas blending trial in Germany is on track to reach a 30% hydrogen injection rate, cutting carbon emissions for 30 local homeowners. The blended gas is being delivered to an area in a town of standalone family homes, known as the Oehringen ‘hydrogen island’.

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Green hydrogen: cheaper than fossil fuel hydrogen by 2030

Renewable green hydrogen is on track to be less expensive than fossil fuel generated hydrogen by 2030, according to a new Bloomberg report. This is great news for decarbonising the economy both globally and here in New Zealand.

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Hydrogen blending gains momentum

Renewable green hydrogen with zero emissions is set to change the way we use gas.