Regional Queenslanders to See Bills Slashed Thanks to Renewables
11 June 2021: Regional Queenslanders to See Bills Slashed Thanks to Renewables
The Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) has today confirmed that regional Queensland households will see regulated retail electricity prices decrease by 7.3% for a typical customer from July.
“The influx of cheap solar and wind energy is driving down electricity prices for all regional Queenslanders,” said Stephanie Gray, Energy Strategist at Solar Citizens.
“Yesterday we saw the Queensland government allocate a further $1.5 billion dollars to build and operate new clean energy projects and it’s announcements like this that will keep Queenslanders seeing savings for years to come.
“Queensland has some of the world’s best solar resources, and in North Queensland, some of Australia’s best wind resources that tend to blow in the afternoon and evening when the sun is going down.
“Moving forward abundant and clean renewable energy can be one of Queensland’s key competitive advantages and help turbocharge more local industries and manufacturing.
“The next step is for the State to invest in more clean energy storage, like big batteries or pumped hydro, so that none of this cheap solar energy goes to waste and we can be powered by renewables around the clock.”
Media contact: Stephanie Gray 0425543006