Global Energy Network Institute Foundation


"Energy for Everyone"

"We are passionate about the GENI Foundation initiative because it has shown us how electricity across time zones underpins every foundational need in any society. From lighting, heating, sanitation, refrigeration, irrigation, industry, transport and "climate-change". It shows us that if we can get electricity to where it is needed most, we automatically solve the major problems being experienced by all of us on planet Earth." - Ruanna Segal (Trustee)

"GENI people are often quite happy
When eating and drinking and being quite chatty
It’s a GRID that we need
That the pollies can’t see
So we’ll just have to get pushy and ratty!"
- Charles Kovess (Trustee)

Mission Statement

"The GENI Foundation initiative involves building awareness and powerful support, in the shortest possible time, for the integration of electrical energy grids around the world into a single interconnected grid that spans the globe*, generating and distributing power from the Earth's naturally abundant renewable resources - an initiative that will improve the quality of life for everyone without damage to the planet."
*Walter Cronkite uses the analogy of "a world wide web of electricity using green energy resources."

"The Fuller Projection Map" design is a trademark of the Buckminster Fuller Institute. © 1943, 1967 & 1992. All rights reserved.

Forthcoming Events

EOY Xmas Party

Thursday 5 December 2024
Bookings will be available shortly

GENI Initiative to extend the Backbone National Grid

The Australian Energy Market Operator(AEMO), has produced some fantastic information which GENI has utilised for this initiative and it starts with the representation of the Australian National Grid as at 2016.


World's Largest Solar Farm to be built in Australia

A major renewable energy project in Australia is billed as the world's largest solar farm in development. It's a AUD$20 billion facility – the heart of an ambitious electricity network called the Australia–ASEAN Power Link. and will be built at a remote cattle station in the Northern Territory, roughly halfway between Darwin and Alice Springs.

Here's the kicker : Australians won't get any of it
Why : Because our National Grid doesn't go to Darwin
Solution : Extend the grid from Townsville to Darwin - step in Copperstring
What is Copperstring : CopperString is a high-voltage transmission line that connects
Mount Isa to the National Electricity Grid.
Check out the Copperstring video

Past Events and Fund Raising Efforts

Solar Panels for Pensioners

... and the winners for 2020 are !

This lucky couple from Gladstone Park have won the inaugural SPP project. After months of waiting for the COVID restrictions to lift, the installation has completed without a hitch and is switched on just in time for Xmas and the hot sunny months. For more details, click here for more announcments.

Projects & Technology

Strategy for Australia

1. To help facilitate the linking up Australia's national grid via underwater cable to Papua New Guinea and Indonesia thereby linking more than
250 million people to a potential renewable energy supply. By canvassing industry leaders and educating the general public to the potential of this project.

2. Playing the Global Integration Game (GIG). 120 people have the opportunity to play a fun and interactive game on how the world works on a huge Dymaxion Map.
This game brings up insights in what is being done in the current world, what needs to be done, and what one can do about it. This game can also be played in Schools.

3. Presenting GENI Initiative in schools the 'Spaceship Earth School Presentation'.
90 minute interactive workshop presenting highlights between the Mercator Projection Map and Buckminster Fuller's more accurate Dymaxion Map.
Students are actively involved in exploring the implementation of a global energy grid as a solution to world's most pressing problems by the
interconnection of renewable energy resources.

4. IREC - Independent Renewable Energy Centre
GENI is currently in discussion with organisations interested in developing our project to deploy IREC's (Independent Renewable Energy Centres). This is a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), project where IRECs (like solar energy generators), are installed in 10,000 villages (in Africa, India, East Timor, Haiti or Australia), and financed by 10,000 sponsoring Australian Corporations. One Corporate sponsoring One village at a time.
We also want to encourage the building of small renewable energy centres in remote communities within Australia that are not currently connected to the national grid. This will eventually make it easy for the national grid to be extended because the distances between the new IRECs will progressively get shorter and shorter each time a new one is added.
As the network infrastructure is extended, these remote communities will generate their own revenue by supplying the national grid with renewable energy.

6 Startling Statements on Population vs Electricity:

  1. The foundational difference between rich and poor countries is the availability of electricity
  2. Electricity availability leads to population reduction
  3. The Sun gives the Earth our annual global usage in 1.7hrs
  4. The only safe place for a Nuclear power plant is 93 million miles from the Earth (ie. the Sun) - Buckminster Fuller
  5. What makes us human is freedom of choice – Education enables us to make informed choices about Electricity
  6. Sustainability is only too expensive:
    • if we don’t innovate
    • if we only think short term
    • if we think scarcity not abundance
    • if we continue to ignore our grandchildren's future


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