We develop policies and deliver projects to provide safe, secure, reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy resources to Queensland households and businesses. We contribute to an adaptive, resilient energy sector that powers consumer value and choice, and Queensland’s economic growth and prosperity.
The state’s electricity network is extensive, with a total line length of about 224,000 km across regional Queensland and South East Queensland. Electricity supply is also provided to 39 remote off-grid communities by 33 isolated power stations. It’s a reliable network serving 2.5 million residential households and small business electricity and gas customers, and almost 19,000 large electricity and gas customers. Since 2015, Queensland has seen remarkable growth of renewable generation, with 1 in 3 households now generating electricity on their rooftop, contributing to lower electricity costs, reduced emissions and the creation of new jobs. Queensland’s electricity demand is currently generated by over 24% renewable sources such as solar and wind, facilitating a multibillion-dollar renewable industry that powers more jobs across our state.
Our Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan outlines how Queensland’s energy system will transform to deliver clean, reliable and affordable energy to provide power for generations. It leverages Queensland’s natural advantages to:
- build a clean and competitive energy system for the economy and industries as a platform for accelerating growth
- deliver affordable energy for households and business, and support more rooftop solar and batteries
- drive better outcomes for workers and communities as partners in the energy transformation.
It also sets a clear vision for our future, one where we accelerate to 50% renewable energy before 2030, and then continue to achieve 70% renewable energy by 2032 and 80% by 2035.
Underpinning the plan is the Queensland SuperGrid Infrastructure Blueprint, which outlines the optimal infrastructure pathway to transform the system. This pathway includes around 25 gigawatts of new renewable generation, two new world class pumped hydro assets, around 1500 kilometres of high voltage transmission lines and more batteries and storage.
Our key priorities and responsibilities include:
- Implementing the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan to transform Queensland’s supply, grid and storage, and ensure we progress towards our renewable energy and whole-of-government emissions targets – including the establishment of Queensland Renewable Energy Zones
- Developing policies and legislative frameworks to support Queensland’s energy future and deliver the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan
- Working together with all levels of government, Government owned corporations, industry, unions and communities to implement the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan and promote Queensland’s interests
- Creating jobs for a sustainable and affordable energy future to benefit Queensland communities, workers and our economy – building on the Queensland Energy Workers' Charter (PDF, 1002.31 KB)
- Promoting and managing the opportunities and benefits arising through energy system investment and transformation to meet the approximate $62 billion of private and public sector investment required to 2035, to transform the system and build the Queensland SuperGrid
- Building confidence through timely engagement and understanding of community interests, leveraging the Regional Energy Transformation Partnerships Framework
- Empowering customers to be part of Queensland’s energy transformation in their homes and businesses, and support the switch to small-scale renewable energy options that deliver more affordable electricity through a range of measures
- Supporting Queensland electricity customers with relief and concession payments, benefited by Queensland’s public ownership of our energy system.
- Administering the Queensland Government’s Community Service Obligation payments to subsidise regulated prices for regional Queenslanders.
- Regulating Queensland’s electricity and gas supply industries, and bio-based petrol and diesel mandates
- Maintaining the fuel price reporting scheme to help motorists shop around and save at the bowser
- Leading Queensland’s engagement with the Energy and Climate Change Ministerial Council as it progresses electricity and gas market reforms
- Energy programs and initiatives
- Energy in your home
- Energy in your business
- Energy concessions
- Energy industry
- Selling fuel in Queensland
- Last updated:
- 1 August 2023