An analysis of thousands of Australian homes and their real-time energy consumption has revealed Australian households should expect their power bills to double as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictive lockdown measures. This report compiled by Australia’s largest solar and battery installer, Natural Solar, reveals the average household has increased its power usage by 105%; numbers that will be alarming for many struggling Aussie households who will see their power bills skyrocket as a result of the pandemic.
This data collected from Natural Solar’s live monitoring systems from thousands of homes nationally has revealed that in March 2019, the average household was using 513kWh of power across the month; 16.5kWh per day. This energy consumption has skyrocketed to 1052kWh in March 2020 as lockdown measures were implemented around the country. This usage spiked again in April 2020, with the average household in Australian using 1094kWh of power and 36.4kWh of electricity daily.