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Thanks for joining our scientists to build a better energy future for Australia

Launched in 2018, the CSIRO Energise app was developed to allow everyday Australians to contribute to our national energy research.

Since that time, CSIRO Energise has helped us to better understand how households across the country use, generate and interact with energy. The data you provided has played a critical role in our research for a more secure, reliable and sustainable energy future for all Australians.

With more than 60 surveys conducted, the app has generated deep insights into household energy consumption - ranging from appliance usage and energy bills, through to the emergence of new technologies.

These insights would not have been possible without our team of citizen scientists - everyday Australians who actively participated in the app and the surveys.

Thank you to all of you who have contributed to CSIRO Energise! Your input has played a valuable part in our national energy research.

Key research findings

Since the CSIRO Energise app was launched, we've run dozens of surveys and provided insights into how Australian households consume and generate energy.

With so much valuable information now available, we have ceased operation of CSIRO Energise for the foreseeable future.

Thanks to your contributions, our researchers are now analysing the survey data, in an effort to yield a better understanding of the diverse nature of contemporary energy use in Australia.

CSIRO Energise - understanding Australian energy use

CSIRO Energise was a mobile app that made everyday Australians into energy citizen scientists.

It allowed you to tell us about your power usage and help illuminate Australia's energy landscape, which for now, is in the dark.

[Arial shots of CSIRO Energy Centre in Newcastle]

[Arial shot of CSIRO solar thermal research fields]

Words on screen: CSIRO is working to make energy more affordable, reliable and sustainable.

[Arial shot of CSIRO solar thermal research fields – reverse angle]

Words on screen: But we need your help to understand how Australians use energy.

[Researchers examining computer and phone screen, analysing data]

Words on screen: You can help by downloading the new CSIRO Energise app.

[Dr Adam Berry pictured indoors]

Dr Adam Berry: CSIRO Energise is an exciting new app from CSIRO that lets us collect surveys from people about how they interact with and use energy

[Close-up of app screen showing energy-related content]

Dr Adam Berry: And more importantly, it gives us a chance to communicate back to people about what we’ve learned about energy consumption and energy use in Australia.

[Various researchers shown discussing data in front of laptop, ipad. Talking, gesturing]

Words on screen: When you answer surveys, you’re part of the team that’s building a better energy future.

You’ll also get insights from us about what we’ve learned, and our exciting energy research.

[Dr Adam Berry pictured indoors]

Dr Adam Berry: One of the really exciting things about CSIRO Energise is that it’s giving us brand new data that we’ve never had before about the way Australians interact with and use energy.

[Two male researchers analyse data on computer screen]

Dt Adam Berry (voiceover): That’s going to allow us to shape the future of energy research and ultimately the future of energy in Australia.

[Dr Adam Berry pictured indoors]

Dr Adam Berry: I’d like to say to Energise users: Thank you so much for participating, it really does make a massive difference to the work we do.

[CSIRO corporate closing screen with CSIRO logo]

Words on screen: Download the free CSIRO Energise app from the Apple Store or Google Play.

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CSIRO Energise over summer

We all know that temperatures soar when summer hits. So, over the 2018/2019 summer season, we shifted our research focus to how we all use energy when the heat is on.

We successfully held a Summer Energy Study via the CSIRO Energise app, to learn more about how everyday Australians engage with energy on the hottest days of the year. It enabled our CSIRO Energise users to tell us about how they used energy when the mercury rose, what mattered to them most, and where summer hit them the hardest.

Key features of the CSIRO Energise app


How users participated in surveys to help us understand energy use.


View charts, videos and information that highlight our energy discoveries.


Hear from our researchers as they tackle Australia's biggest energy challenges.


Learn about how others across the nation use their energy.


Users earned in-app points and awards as they contributed to Australia's science efforts.


Our citizen scientists made a valuable contribution to our national energy research.

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