Localised Energy in Regions

Decentralised and dispatchable energy resources (DER) are poised to make a considerable impact on regional electricity networks. The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) will conduct market research to identify the emerging appetite for local DERs across Queensland’s Renewable Energy Zones (QREZ), and insights that improve the planning, utilisation, and affordability of integrating DERs on regional grids.


This market research project will:

  • Survey 100 regional council, agricultural, and business consumers across QREZs, (Nov 2022-Feb 2023)
  • Publish a market map of identified current and future local DER projects, (Mar 2023) and;
  • Share learnings, resources, and recommendations with stakeholders (April-June 2023).


We are currently seeking participants for a short 20 minute phone survey. Eligible participants are:

  • Located in one of Queensland’s 3 Renewable Energy Zones,
  • Residents of a regional local council,
  • Council, agricultural, or business energy consumers, and;
  • Interested in microgrids, Virtual Power Plants, or community batteries.



Our privacy commitment to your data:

We will keep your contact details confidential so we can contact you about the project.
We will use your anonymised feedback to help develop the market map. We will keep your feedback confidential, but we may quote your responses. If we do, we will not attribute them to you unless we have your permission to do so.
We will invite you to any other consultations about the project including webinars. Once the project is completed, we will delete your contact information unless you want to continue receiving related QFF eNews.


Please contact the project team for more information

(07) 3837 4701


“This project was funded by Energy Consumers Australia (www.energyconsumersaustralia.com.au) as part of its grants process for consumer advocacy projects and research projects for the benefit of consumers of electricity and natural gas. 
The views expressed in this document do not necessarily reflect the views of Energy Consumers Australia.”