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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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
Choosing 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