There are currently 31 electricity retailers that publish offers to residential and small business electricity customers in some or all of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and South East Queensland. These retailers’ websites publish a little over 8,000 offers in Electricity Price Fact Sheets in these four markets. These offers change regularly.

MarkIntell’s software scrapes these retailers’ websites to obtain the fact sheets and it then mines them for prices, discounts, incentives, exit fees, solar feed-in rates and GreenPower rates. The mined data is stored in a database along with all relevant network tariffs from the ten distribution network service providers.

The MarkIntell retail database is updated several times each month and the network database whenever network tariffs change.

Gas retail offers will be included in the MarkIntell dataset from mid 2017; and later we will be developing software to snif the retailers’ websites every day and so have accurate daily data.

[ The MarkIntell suite]

MarkIntell [Offer] and MarkIntell [Insight] are licensed products, but MarkIntell [Insight] is not available to retailers, and neither are available to switching sites.

  • MarkIntell [Offer] provides is a searchable web-based database that provides access to each retail offer and all relevant fact sheets from June 2016 onwards (April 2016 onwards in Victoria). [Product Disclosure Statement]
  • MarkIntell[Insight] is a web-based analytical tool that uses the offer data to calculate bills and prices for each offer, and allows users to break-down the retail value chain into network, metering, wholesale, environmental and retailer charges. [Product Disclosure Statement]
  • MI[Tariff]: a web-deployed tool that bolts onto MI[Insight] to allow users to model new retail or network tariffs and compare them to others in the market.
MarkIntell data is updated several times each month.

[ MarkIntell Insight Demonstration ]

[ MarkIntell Offer Demonstration ]

[ MarkIntell Residential Retail Index ]

The MarkIntell database offers many possibilities for the creation of indices. The publicly available MarkIntell Residential Retail Index (MRRI) tracks the wholesale, network, federal environmental and retail charges on the Standing and cheapest Market Offers of the Big Three retailers (Origin, Energy Australia and AGL Energy), and the cheapest Market Offers of all retailers.

[MarkIntell Indices to April 2017]

[ About ]

MarkIntell commenced operations in early 2016 to meet a need from regulators, government departments, distributors, consumers, analysts and retailers for accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date retail market data that is easily accessible.

Bruce Mountain and Amine Gassem are the brains behind MarkIntell. We anticipated that developing MarkIntell would take prodigious effort and oodles of grit. We were not wrong. The development of MarkIntell has given us deep respect for those in our peer group who genuinely try to understand these bizarrely complex markets.

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Meet Bruce Mountain

Bruce is a widely known Melbourne-based energy economist with 24 years’ experience in this field.

He has advised market participations, regulators, governments, associations and non-governmental organisations in Australia and internationally. He has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cape Town, qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in England and is a doctoral scholar in economics, in Australia.

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Meet Amine Gassem

Amine Gassem is based in Paris and works as an independent data miner and software developer for a global client base.

His career has focused on the design and development of trading and management tools for major investment banks in France. He is an internationally-recognised R developer.

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


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