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Energy analysts available for interview on power prices

Climate Media Centre 2 mins read

Monday March 18 2024


Energy prices in New South Wales, South Australia and parts of Queensland will be under scrutiny this week as the Australian Energy Regulator is expected to release its draft Default Market Offer (DMO).


The DMO is a price cap on how much retailers can charge consumers on default plans. It can also influence power bills across Australia’s eastern states. Victoria's Essential Services Commission is also expected to release its Default Market Offer.


The following experts are available this week to discuss Australia’s energy grid and consumer power bills:

Stephanie Bashir, CEO & Principal of Nexa Advisory  

Location: Stephanie Bashir is travelling but available for phone interviews and comments

Stephanie Bashir has expertise spanning the energy value chain in technical, commercial, strategic, policy and advisory capacities. She previously led the policy vision and strategy at AGL Energy as Senior Director of Public Policy.


Tim Buckley, Director Climate Energy Finance 

Location: Sydney

Tim Buckley is a respected energy market analyst, with more than 30 years experience in Australian and international financial markets. Climate Energy Finance (CEF) is a non-partisan think tank established in 2022 that works pro bono in the public interest on accelerating decarbonisation in line with climate science.


David Leitch, Principal at ITK

Location: Sydney

David Leitch an energy and investment consultant specialising in analysis of electricity, gas and decarbonisation. David has 33 years of experience in investment banking research.


Johanna Bowyer - Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis IEEFA

Location: Sydney

Only available Wednesday and Thursday

Johanna is the Lead Analyst on Australian electricity at IEEFA. Her research is focused on trends in the National Electricity Market, energy policy, and energy market finance. Johanna previously worked at CSIRO, Solar Analytics and Suntech and as a management consultant at Kearney.



Contact details:

Jacqui Street, Climate Media Centre 0498 188 528 /


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