Queensland Household Energy Survey

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Queensland Household Energy Survey 2020

The annual Queensland Household Energy Survey (QHES) report for 2020 is now available to download.

Each year since 2009, we have partnered with Powerlink to monitor energy usage trends and perceptions in Queensland. The customer insights help Ergon Energy Network, Energex and Powerlink to plan the network for future electricity consumption across the state.

Results showed electric vehicles (EV) continue to pique the interest of Queenslanders with 54 per cent of respondents saying they’d consider buying and EV compared to 40 per cent 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 per cent of Queenslanders’ properties now boasting solar on their rooftops, up four per cent from 2019, and the number of dwellings with battery storage doubling to six per cent in the past 24 months.

The nearly 650,000 Queensland properties now benefiting from cost-effective 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.


Queensland Household Energy Survey 2020

The annual Queensland Household Energy Survey (QHES) report for 2020 is now available to download.

Each year since 2009, we have partnered with Powerlink to monitor energy usage trends and perceptions in Queensland. The customer insights help Ergon Energy Network, Energex and Powerlink to plan the network for future electricity consumption across the state.

Results showed electric vehicles (EV) continue to pique the interest of Queenslanders with 54 per cent of respondents saying they’d consider buying and EV compared to 40 per cent 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 per cent of Queenslanders’ properties now boasting solar on their rooftops, up four per cent from 2019, and the number of dwellings with battery storage doubling to six per cent in the past 24 months.

The nearly 650,000 Queensland properties now benefiting from cost-effective 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.

Page last updated: 20 July 2021, 08:15