Dr Martin Gill

Dr Martin Gill

Dr Gill is an expert on the Australian Energy Market. As an independent consultant he is now specialising in the provision of advice and data analysis to assist consumers. He has provided advice to government regulators, distributors, retailers, consumers, asset operators and equipment vendors.

Dr Gill has a broad technical background both as an engineer and as an applied mathematician. He has used these skills to personally develop advanced communication modems, burglar alarms, electricity meters, high voltage fault monitors and power quality analysers.

Dr Gill is a metering expert. During the National Smart Metering Program he facilitated the development of a specification for Australian smart meters. Innovative metering products developed by his teams have been externally recognised with the Green Globe Award, NSW Government’s Premier’s Award and Best New Product by the Australian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers Association.

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Simple ComparisonSubmission to the ACCC inquiry into retail electricity prices

Current complex electricity pricing leaves consumers vulnerable to exploitation. In this submission Dr Gill suggests changes to allow consumers to simply compare electricity tariffs. More


Analysis of Consumer Benefits of Demand TariffsConsumer Benefits of Demand Tariffs

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) estimates 80% of consumers will pay lower electricity bills after the introduction of demand tariffs. Analysis of consumption data is used to estimate the actual number is closer to 20%. More


years-to-delay-system-purchaseBattery Storage – A (large) step closer

The price of solar and battery storage systems continues to fall bringing the promise of delivering financial benefits ever closer. More


saving-v-creditViewing solar savings once a net meter is installed

NSW Solar Bonus Scheme customers have been able to use their electricity bills to view annual savings. While changing to a net meter continues to maximise the financial benefits they should be aware they will no longer be able to use the electricity bill to view savings. More


Misleading online adviceChoosing the highest feed in credit is generally not good advice

Some well meaning advice posted on online forums suggests consumers with a solar system should choose the retail tariff offering the highest feed in credit. Analysis of a current tariff is used to highlight following this advice can result in higher annual electricity bills. More