26 September 2023

Survey to shed light on home energy use

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Members of the public have an opportunity to give their views on energy usage, electric vehicles and emerging technologies following the launch of the 2022 Queensland Household Energy Survey.

The Survey is run annually by Powerlink, in conjunction with Energex and Ergon Energy, as part of the Energy Queensland group.

It provides valuable insights into current and future energy trends.

Minister for Energy, Mick de Brenni said Queenslanders could share their views on items like rooftop solar, household and community batteries and electric vehicles.

“This annual Survey helps our network operators to deliver a power system that meets the future needs of Queenslanders,” Mr de Brenni said.

“Input will help them plan for the industry’s rapidly-evolving future,” he said.

Chief Executive of Powerlink, Paul Simshauser said Queenslanders continued to be ahead of the game in embracing the latest energy-efficiency technology and taking control of their energy use.

“Previous Surveys have shown they are very keen to adopt new technology, such as home energy management systems, and this insight helps us deliver better solutions for the future,” Mr Simshauser said.

“Our focus is on being in a better position to meet our customer and community needs now and in the future,” he said.

Chief Executive Officer of Energy Queensland, Rod Duke said the insights from customers would help steer the future direction of the electricity grid, as more people chose electric vehicles, rooftop solar and household battery energy storage systems.

“This is a comprehensive Survey that, over the past decade, has provided us granular information on how Queenslanders see their energy usage evolving in the immediate to long-term future,” Mr Duke said.

“It builds on the database our engineers use to plan, design, build and augment a network that will power a growing population and support new technology,” he said.

The Survey closes on 18 April and can be accessed at this PS News link.

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