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Origin | 20 years of good energy

Only an Origin expert can score 20/20 on this quiz!

From our humble beginnings in 2000, to becoming Australia’s leading energy provider... we’ve been busy here at Origin over the last 20 years! So, take a step back in time and see if you can get 20/20 on this quiz to celebrate Origin’s 20-year anniversary in 2020.

Cake with 20 year anniversary quiz written on it

Question 1.
Okay let’s start off with an easy one!

Can you guess which of these was Origin’s first ever logo?
(Tip: Click on the answer you think is correct and then select ‘Lock it in’)


Question 2.

Alright, let’s find out who’s the real wolf of Wall St! Origin’s share price has continued to increase over the last two decades. When we first listed on the Australian Securities exchange in 2000, what was Origin’s share price?


Question 3.
Spot the imposter!

Can you pick which one of these is NOT an Origin Energy ad from the past 20 years?


  • Video 1
  • Video 2
  • Video 3
  • Video 4

Question 4.

Giving back. It’s an Origin thing! In 2010 we established our philanthropic arm, the Origin Energy Foundation. And since then, we’ve helped transform the lives of how many young Australians through education?


Question 5.

Throughout our history, we’ve tested and trialled opportunities across Australia and internationally. In 2011, which leading international geothermal company did we have an interest in?
(Tip: We had to cross the South Pacific Ocean!)


Question 6.

Frank Calabria was appointed as Origin CEO in 2016 and has been leading the transition to a cleaner, smarter energy future ever since. Can you spot Frank?

Frank - illustrated
Illustrated city with buildings, trees and people

Question 7.

Eraring Power Station is Australia’s largest and has been helping keep the lights on for millions of Aussies year-round since we acquired it back in 2013. What do you think Eraring’s generation capacity is in megawatts (MW)?


Question 8.

Here’s one for the mathletes! Origin started out with around 400,000 customers and since then we’ve increased our customer numbers by approx. ________ times?
(Tip: We mentioned it in an earlier question, so hopefully you were paying attention!)


Question 9.

In 2014 we launched littleBIGidea, our big competition for inventive little kids! Which of the follow is NOT one of our winning littleBIGideas?


Question 10.

Through our Integrated Gas business, what percentage of Eastern Australia’s gas demand do we supply?


Question 11.

Since 2000, we’ve been working hard to deliver clean energy for today – and for generations of Australians to come. Which sustainability milestone did 2015 mark for Origin?


Question 12.

You’ve probably heard lots of our generation asset names being thrown around; Eraring, Roma, Darling Downs and way more! But do you know what they look like? Try and match the name and image below.


Image of a plant
Image of a plant
Image of a plant
Image of a plant

Question 13.

Over the last 20 years, Origin has earned a reputation as an employer of choice in Australia – with great culture, benefits and people!

Since 2000, we have grown our employee base from around 2000 people to how many in 2020?


Question 14.

Here at Origin we’re all about making energy smarter and easier for our customers. In 2017, we implemented which new digital tool to do just that?


Question 15.

Calling all reality TV buffs, this is your time to shine! Every year, we share our good energy with millions of Aussies households through our TV sponsorships. Which program have we NOT sponsored yet?


Question 16.

As Australia’s leading solar installer, we’ve installed over 1.3 million solar panels. If laid end-to-end, that would be equivalent to roughly the distance from Sydney to where?
(Tip: It’s in the same state as the Big Pineapple!)


Question 17.

From Richmond to Roma, Origin has a footprint far-and-wide across Australia. In which community do we NOT operate?


Question 18.

Alright, let’s get on the road! Around how many LPG delivery trucks does Origin have across Australia?


Question 19.

In 2015, we formalised our commitment to reconciliation by launching our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). In 2019, we took another big step forward and launched our second RAP, called a __________ RAP.


Question 20.

Through our partnership in the $24.7b Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) project, how many cargos of LNG did we export by the end of 2019?


You scored


You’re a bona fide Origin expert and have made the ‘Origin Honour Roll’. To celebrate your perfect score, we’ll be in touch via email so you can choose some very special limited-edition Origin 20-year anniversary merchandise as your prize!
(*while stocks last)

Thanks for helping celebrate 20 years of good energy with Origin!

Scroll down to see who is on the 2020 Honor Roll.

Honor Roll

You scored


It’s not quite the perfect score, but no-doubt you learnt some new things about Origin along the way! Not to worry, you can give it another shot and try to get 20/20 (spoiler alert: we have a special surprise if you do!). And in the meantime, here’s a quick video so you can find out more about Origin’s history.