The Queensland Household Energy Survey, which canvassed the views of more than 4,500 residents around the state, was recently released and provides valuable insight into residential energy use.

Energy Queensland CEO, David Smales said the information gathered in the survey includes key energy use patterns, increased awareness of, and intentions for, the uptake of innovative energy solutions, plus current and forecast trends regarding electrical equipment in the home.

“This survey produces some really useful information, including a gauge of Queenslanders’ awareness of, interest in, and buying intentions in all things to do with energy”, Mr Smales said.

One key finding was that among solar PV households, intention to purchase battery storage jumped in 2015 and remained high in 2016.

The survey also showed that 62 per cent of regional Queensland respondents were aware of battery storage systems, while awareness was 56 percent for south east Queenslanders.

Another key finding of the survey was that electric vehicles could become more popular from mid-2018.

The survey indicates that roughly half of all Queensland households who are in the market for a new vehicle are willing to consider an electric vehicle, a plug in hybrid, or a regenerative braking hybrid car.

To learn more about the way Queenslanders are choosing to use their electricity and the expected trends, visit Queensland Household Energy Survey.

Energy Queensland is the result of merging Ergon Energy and Energex, creating a single energy company that powers communities across the state.