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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Privacy issues with the AEMC Smart Meter Rollout (Part 1)
Consumers are increasingly being offered control over their data, with companies required to obtain explicit consent before sharing consumer data with third parties. Instead the AEMC smart meter rollout continues to promote implicit consent, ensuring consumers are given no control over who gets to see their data. More
Fantasy and Reality of Solar Savings
The installation of a solar system is a long term financial investment. To maximise benefits consumers still need to regularly check for lower cost electricity tariffs and monitor the solar system performance.
Submission 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
Consumer 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
Battery 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