[MI Retail Energy] provides price comparison and market analysis software designed to be useful to business innovators, market analysts and economists who are active in the retail energy markets in Australia.

We offer three software products:
  • A searchable web-deployed database ([MI] Offer) which contains all electricity offers to households and small businesses in the contestable markets in Australia from June 2016 to the present. The database is updated daily.
  • A web-deployed analytical tool ([MI] Insight) useful to market analysts and researchers, that prices all offers in our database and splits bills into wholesale, environmental, network and retail components.
  • A price comparison tool ([MI] Switcher) that automatically parses and prices all valid residential electricity bills from all retailers in all contestable markets and then prices all relevant offers and ranks them so that customers can see what the market offers them and how their current plan stacks up.


[[MI] Statistics]

This pivot table displays the number of offers disaggregated by retailer, region, distributor, offer type and customer type. Fields can be taken into and out of the pivot table to narrow or widen the data viewed.

The offer data in this pivot table is updated daily


[ [MI] Retail Energy Residential Retail Index ]

The [MI] Retail Energy database offers many possibilities for the creation of indices. The [MI] Retail Energy Major Retailer Residential Electricity Price Series tracks what we estimate to be the bill and prices paid by a representative residential customer of the Big Three retailers (Origin Energy, Energy Australia and AGL Energy) in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland.

[ About ]

[MI] Retail Energy commenced operations in January 2016. Its products are the fruits of intensive collaboration between an energy economist and a data scientist.

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Meet Bruce Mountain

Bruce is a widely known Melbourne-based energy economist with 28 years’ experience in this field. His undergraduate thesis – almost 30 years ago - was on the impact of time of use electricity tariffs to South Africa’s gold mining industry. Bruce’s obsession with electricity pricing has served him well, though he often wishes he was more interested in other things.

Bruce has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cape Town, a Phd in Economics from the University of Victoria in Australia, and is qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in England.

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Meet Amine Gassem

Amine Gassem is the best independent data miner and software tool developer money can’t buy. He lives and works in Paris. For much of his career has focused on the design and development of trading tools for investment banks and data research tools for pharmaceutical companies in Europe and Switzerland. Since co-founding [MI] Retail Energy with Bruce in 2016, he has come to know far more about the detail of Australia’s electricity bills and retailers’ offers than he ever wanted to.

Amine has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Signal Processing from the Ecole des Mines de Paris and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Tunisia Polytechnic School.

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