David Prins, Director, Etrog Consulting

David Prins is a highly experienced consultant and project manager, with extensive international consulting experience and expertise in legal, regulatory and commercial issues. He has a keen understanding and twenty-two years of practical experience spanning four continents, specialising in the application of effective regulation and competition in electricity and gas industries.

David has provided advice to public and private sector clients – industry participants, governments, regulators and consumer organisations. Much of his most recent work has involved advice on smart metering in energy and water industries, and on energy pricing and margins.

He is a member of the Australian Energy Regulator’s Consumer Challenge Panel, where his role is to help ensure that decisions on energy network costs across Australia incorporate the interests of consumers.

David has particular interest in electricity and gas retailing (strategy and pricing), consumer engagement in energy industries, and metering and data services (especially smart metering and smart grid applications).

Where you can see them

7 May

Panel | Fixing the NEM’s Pricing Mechanism to Achieve Energy Equity

11:30 am - 12:00 pm at Leadership Summit

How should pricing evolve as the growth of distributed energy contributes to zero marginal cost production?

Speakers: David Prins, Director, Etrog Consulting Gavin Dufty, Executive Manager Policy and Research, St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria Dr Brendan French, CEO, Energy Consumers Australia Laura Jones, Lead Analyst – Battery Storage + Grid Integration Program, Australian National University Dor Son Tan, Head of Distribution Networks, Energy Networks Australia

7 May

Panel | How Can Utilities Position Their Value Proposition and Influence Customers to Take Greater Action to Transition?

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm at Leadership Summit

Addressing the needs and concerns of large energy users and helping them shape their net zero future.

Speakers: David Prins, Director, Etrog Consulting Jane Butler, Head of Product – Strategy and New Technology, AGL Liam McWhirter, General Manager – Enterprise and Strategic Partners, Origin Zero Andrew Richards, Chief Executive Officer, Energy Users Association of Australia