Our mission is to provide highly focused and integrated expert consulting services across the spectrum of the energy and water industries covering wholesale, network, retailing and corporate and business advisory.
Oakley Greenwood has been open for business for some four years now. We have been very pleased to find our aim to provide high quality expert advice to the energy and water industries has been so welcomed by our clients. Over that time we have grown from our original four directors to a team of 9 directors, consultants and associates. Within Australia we have worked for our previous and new clients in Queensland, NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia. Internationally we have worked in New Zealand, Philippines, Middle East and Malaysia. Our projects have provided expert strategically focused advice to major businesses and market and regulatory authorities.
The areas in which we have a demonstrated track record and are available to provide services include:
Our team now includes:
Executive Directors: Jim Snow, Lance Hoch and Greg Thorpe
Principal Consultants: Rohan Harris, Jeff Thong, Angus Rich, Ed Smith and Francis Chin
Senior Consultants: Don Anderson, Andrew Shelley, Jim McDonald and John Wallace
The Lantau Group: Mike Thomas, Sarah Fairhurst, Tom Parkinson
Please don't hesitate to contact us.
Latest News Updates
22 March 2016
Jeff Thong, Principal Consultant presents a paper on gas prices and options for Tasmania - found here
The DOIS report "Review of Gas Prices" covered off in the AFR and Business Spectator this month (and other publications), complete with database of all prices can be found here for download - Jim Snow, Executive Director
Paper on the concpet of developing Fixed Price Electricity Retail Contracts published - Executive Director, Jim Snow - here
19-20 August 2015
Executive Director Greg Thorpe addresses CIGRE Australia's inaugural conference on integration of distributed energy resources (CIDER) in the Asia Pacific Region - here
18 August 2015
Executive Director Greg Thorpe address to South Australian Council of Social Services on Willingness to Pay - here
20 July 2015
Jim Snow presents paper at Qld Power and Gas 2015 forum on: Assessing the Transformation Ahead - National Energy Market Mark 2 - can be found here.
16 July 2015
New esaa Edge of Grid Report authored by Executive Director, Greg Thorpe has been published taking a closer look at potential new ways of delivering energy to those on the edge of grids (link)
7 May 2015
New Tariff Structure Statement requirements - see update here
16 Apr 2015
Greg Thorpe contributes to the Electricity Authority's review of New Zealand Spot Market with a paper comparing the Australian NEM and the NZ market and stakeholder Q&A session. See here.
13 Apr 2015
Tim Ryan joins Oakley Greenwood as a highly talented Principal Consultant - see here
7 April 2015
The Interim Northern Territory Electricity Market design (OGW - G Thorpe), Consultation Paper, Policy Paper and Proposed System Control Technical Code have been published - see here
12 March 2015
Greg Thorpe's report on the "Impact on Generators of Optional Firm Access" has been released by the AEMC as part of a package or reports and the AEMC's draft recommendation to COAG not to proceed with Optional Firm Access in the current environment - find here.
10 March 2015
Jim Snow presents on The Potential Impact on Network Value of disruptive technologies (PV, battery storage), benchmarking by AER, falling volumes and load factors at AIE Newcastle Forum. More here
17 November 2014
The Energy Networks Association publish the Oakley Greenwood Report comissioned to examine The Value of a Grid Connection to Distributed Generatruion Customers - a look at financial impacts of PV and going "off grid". Report can be viewed here.
12 November 2014
Jim Snow presents on gas pricing and demand at the National Energy Efficiency Conference in Sydney - presnetation is here
August 2014 SEAOC Conference (Darwin)
Oakley Greenwood staff Jeff Thong and Angus Rich presented a detailed workshop at this Conference: Dynamic Analysis and Techniques for Energy Delivery to Mines, Remote Communities and Gas in Vehicles. The can be found here.
11 August 2014
Jim Snow presents at Coaltrans Australia Conference analysing the perceptions of the coal industry and options to improve them - presentation is here
30 April 2014
Lance Hoch presents paper at ENA Conference on SP AusNet Critical Peak Deamnd Tariff - presentation is here
21 March 2014
Jim Snow presents Energy Policy Paper at the Energy State of the Nation Conference in Sydney - presentation is here
21 Feb 2014 - Energy Policy Institute publishes Energy Policy Paper 6 - by Jim Snow - The Economic Impact of High Energy Prices in Australia
23 December 2013 - Northern Territory Utilities Commission: Oakley Greenwood Review of the Wholesale Electricity Generation Market (Design)
13 December 2013 - AEMC realeses OGW Report into network cost drivers for residential electricity prices
26 September 2013 - Jim Snow presents gas and electricity forecasting paper at NSW Energy Summit
4 September 2013 - Greg Thorpe provides expert external review of SA-Vic Interconnector RIT-T proposal for AER
23 May 2015: Paper by Jim Snow, Lance Hoch and Rohan Harris Network Pricing Under a Revenue Cap
22 February 2013: Paper by Jim Snow on network pricing, lack of gas market competition and the appalling state of energy forecasting
29 October 2012: OGW Report released by AiG, Brotherhood St Laurence, CHOICE and Energy Efficiency Council: Policy Options for Maximising Downward Pressure on Electricity Prices