Queensland Household Energy Survey

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Queensland Household Energy Survey - Report Release

The annual Queensland Household Energy Survey (QHES) report for 2019 is now available to download. Thanks to over 4500 people who participated in the tenth year of the survey.

Each year since 2009, we have partnered with Powerlink to monitor energy usage trends in Queensland. This allows us to predict usage of the network so we can plan ahead and ensure safe and reliable electricity for Queenslanders.

In the past 10 years it has shown Queenslanders are continuing to adopt more energy efficient behaviours, with the biggest shift coming from the installation of rooftop solar PV. The latest survey shows solar PV increasing over 10-fold since 2009, with 33% of our Queensland households having rooftop solar.

Looking ahead, respondents' stated intentions to install solar PV systems could see PV penetration rise from 33% to 48% over the next three years.

The concern about electricity bills is at a three-year low and keeping downward pressure on prices is still a priority.

The continued decrease in the cost of new technologies is changing customer behaviour and how our energy system is used.

While battery storage systems are currently in less than 1% of Queensland homes, investment in batteries will grow as their costs decrease. Nearly 30% of Queensland households stated their intention to install a battery in their homes over the next 10 years.

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.

A key insight from this year’s survey for Energy Queensland related to electric vehicles (EVs) and growing interest due to falling costs. Only about 2% of Queenslanders say they own an EV, but once current models get closer to the $40,000 mark, it’s likely this market will open right up.

Those who already own EVs almost always charge their car at home, according to the latest survey. This is important information because it helps plan and operate the network for those peak times of day.

Thanks again to the thousands of participants across Queensland who made these survey insights possible.


Queensland Household Energy Survey - Report Release

The annual Queensland Household Energy Survey (QHES) report for 2019 is now available to download. Thanks to over 4500 people who participated in the tenth year of the survey.

Each year since 2009, we have partnered with Powerlink to monitor energy usage trends in Queensland. This allows us to predict usage of the network so we can plan ahead and ensure safe and reliable electricity for Queenslanders.

In the past 10 years it has shown Queenslanders are continuing to adopt more energy efficient behaviours, with the biggest shift coming from the installation of rooftop solar PV. The latest survey shows solar PV increasing over 10-fold since 2009, with 33% of our Queensland households having rooftop solar.

Looking ahead, respondents' stated intentions to install solar PV systems could see PV penetration rise from 33% to 48% over the next three years.

The concern about electricity bills is at a three-year low and keeping downward pressure on prices is still a priority.

The continued decrease in the cost of new technologies is changing customer behaviour and how our energy system is used.

While battery storage systems are currently in less than 1% of Queensland homes, investment in batteries will grow as their costs decrease. Nearly 30% of Queensland households stated their intention to install a battery in their homes over the next 10 years.

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.

A key insight from this year’s survey for Energy Queensland related to electric vehicles (EVs) and growing interest due to falling costs. Only about 2% of Queenslanders say they own an EV, but once current models get closer to the $40,000 mark, it’s likely this market will open right up.

Those who already own EVs almost always charge their car at home, according to the latest survey. This is important information because it helps plan and operate the network for those peak times of day.

Thanks again to the thousands of participants across Queensland who made these survey insights possible.