Genesis Energy’s $1.20 cheque baffles customers

Customers of energy company Genesis have been left perplexed after being delivered an apparent cheque for $1.20.

Photos of the cheque and an attached letter have been shared on the Genesis Facebook page, asking for an explanation.

The cheque reads “not legal tender”, meaning it can’t be cashed at a bank.

In the attached letter, Genesis explains $1.20 is the cost of an hour’s power.

“But it’s not the amount that’s significant; it’s what it represents: a future where you’ll not only buy energy, but make it, store it and sell it back to us,” the letter reads.

The $1.20 can be either cashed in online, as a free hour of power, or donated to School-gen, an initiative which helps schools generate their own electricity.


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