Queensland Household Energy Survey

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Queensland Household Energy Survey 2022

Since 2009, we have partnered with Powerlink Queensland to monitor customer energy usage and behaviour trends in Queensland with this survey. It allows us to predict usage across our networks so we can plan ahead and ensure the supply of safe and reliable electricity for Queenslanders.

This year's survey has just closed.

We will publish the findings of the 2022 survey here to help everyone better understand Queenslanders' experiences around energy, including what households think about solar power, battery storage, electric vehicles, and electricity tariffs. In the meantime, take a look at the insights from the previous survey below.

Queensland Household Energy Survey 2020

The results from the 2020 Queensland Household Energy Survey (QHES) showed electric vehicles (EV) of interest to Queenslanders with 54% of respondents saying they’d consider buying an EV compared to 40% two years ago, with significant interest once the vehicles’ range reaches 500-plus kilometres and the price point drops below $50,000.

Queenslanders, more than ever, are open to alternative energy options. The state’s hunger for alternative energy to fuel their homes continues to increase with 37% of Queenslanders’ properties now boasting solar on their rooftops, up 4% from 2019, and the number of dwellings with battery storage doubling to 6% in the past 24 months.

The 650,000 plus Queensland properties now benefiting from rooftop solar power, along with other proactive energy saving measures, may also provide insight into the reason many respondents claim the cost of electricity is less concerning to them than several years ago.

Understanding how our customers are changing behaviours and adopting new technology is critical to providing safe, cost effective and reliable electricity networks into the future.

We have adjusted the dates when this survey is normally conducted, moving the annual survey period for 2022 from November/December to March/April, meaning that there is no 2021 survey with the 2022 results due mid-year.


Queensland Household Energy Survey 2022

Since 2009, we have partnered with Powerlink Queensland to monitor customer energy usage and behaviour trends in Queensland with this survey. It allows us to predict usage across our networks so we can plan ahead and ensure the supply of safe and reliable electricity for Queenslanders.

This year's survey has just closed.

We will publish the findings of the 2022 survey here to help everyone better understand Queenslanders' experiences around energy, including what households think about solar power, battery storage, electric vehicles, and electricity tariffs. In the meantime, take a look at the insights from the previous survey below.

Queensland Household Energy Survey 2020

The results from the 2020 Queensland Household Energy Survey (QHES) showed electric vehicles (EV) of interest to Queenslanders with 54% of respondents saying they’d consider buying an EV compared to 40% two years ago, with significant interest once the vehicles’ range reaches 500-plus kilometres and the price point drops below $50,000.

Queenslanders, more than ever, are open to alternative energy options. The state’s hunger for alternative energy to fuel their homes continues to increase with 37% of Queenslanders’ properties now boasting solar on their rooftops, up 4% from 2019, and the number of dwellings with battery storage doubling to 6% in the past 24 months.

The 650,000 plus Queensland properties now benefiting from rooftop solar power, along with other proactive energy saving measures, may also provide insight into the reason many respondents claim the cost of electricity is less concerning to them than several years ago.

Understanding how our customers are changing behaviours and adopting new technology is critical to providing safe, cost effective and reliable electricity networks into the future.

We have adjusted the dates when this survey is normally conducted, moving the annual survey period for 2022 from November/December to March/April, meaning that there is no 2021 survey with the 2022 results due mid-year.

Page last updated: 20 Apr 2022, 11:46 AM