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Qld govt rolls out $50 power bill credit

Nearly two million Queensland households will have $50 knocked off their energy bills as they reap dividends from state-owned electricity generators.

Under the state government's Affordable Energy Plan around 1.9 million Queenslanders will receive the $50 payment this year and next year.

"We can return these dividends from these power business because their owners are the people of Queensland," Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said in a statement.