Robinson Bowmaker Paul
Energy markets, from innovation to operation

Who we are

Principals

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Sue Paul

Sue Paul

Sue Paul leads our audit and assurance work.  She has particular expertise in operational audits and reviews, business process performance improvement, and certification of market software. 

Ms Paul has carried out energy market audit projects in New Zealand, Australia, the Philippines and the United States. She has led operational and software audits for the Independent Australian Energy Market Operator of Western Australia, the Australian Energy Market Operator, the Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC) and Transpower New Zealand.

Ms Paul also advises on the design and implementation of energy markets, advanced modelling and forecasting techniques, and how to better design and manage business processes to mitigate risk.

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Richard Bowmaker

Richard Bowmaker

Richard Bowmaker leads our quantitative analysis work. He draws upon a background in electrical engineering and extensive software development experience as a specialist in the development, application and testing of energy market models and systems.

Mr Bowmaker has provided analytical support for energy sector asset transactions in Australia, USA, UK, France, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, India, Panama, and the Gulf, and has tested gas and electricity market software in New Zealand, Australia, the Philippines, USA and Canada.

Mr Bowmaker also advises on engineering and IT security matters.

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Tim Robinson

Tim Robinson

Combining a broad technology background with a deep knowledge of energy markets, Tim Robinson leads our work on energy market systems, IT practices for critical infrastructure providers, and responses to emerging technology.

Mr Robinson has advised private and public sector clients in six continents on a range of issues including all aspects of market system design, implementation and operations. He has worked with market systems in New Zealand, Australia, USA, Singapore, the Philippines and South Africa.

Mr Robinson also leads market assurance engagements, and advises on wholesale and retail market design, implementation and strategy, market power mitigation, renewable energy, and qualitative and quantitative analysis of energy asset investment decisions.


Associates 

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Stephen Wightman

Stephen Wightman
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Steve Thornton

Steve Thornton


Stephen Wightman specialises in providing strategic advice to the energy industry. He has advised a range of international clients on market reform and restructuring, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, strategic management and utility regulatory issues. He has also undertaken a variety of commercial and regulatory work including valuations of generation and co-generation projects, valuations of distribution and transmission assets, electricity market studies, managing and negotiating the purchase and sale of generation and fuel assets and in the determination of pricing for energy utilities.

Steve Thornton is an expert in energy and natural resource management issues. He has advised clients in a dozen countries on electricity market design, capacity assurance, market power mitigation, retail tariff structure, renewable energy policy, load forecasting, transmission pricing and investments. He has also advised on natural resource management issues including the development of fisheries quota management systems and policy instruments for the management of greenhouse gases and waste.