Rimfire Energy is a privately-owned electricity business that has been operating in the Northern Territory since 2014. With more than 40 years of relevant electricity industry experience, we have grown to become the fastest growing, as well as one of the largest, nongovernmental retailer servicing the Northern Territory market.
Our team is here to provide you with competitive energy and to drive competition in the energy supply sector. We aim to reduce the cost of electricity for all our customers by providing them with lower prices, by discovering better ways to deliver energy and by educating them on how they can efficiently consume their electricity.
We offer some of our Territory customers with discounted pricing below the regulated tariff. In addition, our competitive, customised price offerings have helped our customers save tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of dollars on their electricity bills each year.
Price competition is important, but so too is delivering a great customer experience. At Rimfire Energy, establishing and maintaining a good relationship with our customers is important to us. We consider it a critical aspect of our service offering. This is why we have gained customers in all segments of the market, ranging from small domestic and small business customers to large business customers.
Meet Our Team
Michael Allen, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Michael has more than 25 years of project and finance experience across the energy, resource, and industrial sectors. His experience includes 8 years in international banking and finance based in the Asian region. Additionally, Michael also has covered a range of power projects in Australia, China, Thailand, and Indonesia.
Prior to joining Rimfire Energy in 2014, Michael was a former group CFO and Executive General Manager of Finance for a national energy company. He established the internal finance function, leading the financing for generation development and construction projects.
Warwick Lyon, General Manager Retail
Warwick has more than 25 years of professional experience across many industries. With more than 12 years of energy industry experience, he brings a broad multidisciplinary skill set, including business strategy, corporate governance and policy, finance, treasury, accounting, reporting, operations, risk management, and compliance.
Prior to joining Rimfire Energy in 2014, Warwick was the founding CFO and subsequently the General Manager of Strategy and Projects for a successful national energy retailer. His other previous roles include management of operations, risk management, settlements, and accounting functions in the energy industry.
Kim Howlett, General Manager Development
Kim offers more than 20 years of experience to Rimfire Energy. He has previously assumed sales, marketing, and project management roles. His previous works involve a diverse range of industries such as mining, construction, oil and gas, power and water utilities, rental and consumer markets, and telecommunications.
Prior to joining Rimfire Energy in 2016, Kim was the Regional Manager (QLD, NT, PNG, SI) for the Caterpillar Power Systems. He was responsible for the management of multidisciplinary teams which handled sales, engineering, and project management operations. Prior to this, Kim held a variety of senior positions within OEM businesses.
Dawn Payne, Business Development Manager
Dawn has more than 10 years of energy experience. Most recently, she was the commercial sales manager for Australia's largest independent suppliers of commercial solar energy and power cost-saving technology. She is also responsible for developing several commercial-scale solar PV systems within the Northern Territory.
Chris Thomson, Senior Business Development Manager
Chris has more than 25 years of experience across the energy, resource, and industrial sectors. He also has a wide range of engineering, operations, and maintenance experience. With significant management experience representing energy companies, such as GE and Duke Energy, Chris has managed industrial power and gas facilities.
Prior to joining Rimfire Energy in 2016, Chris worked within the renewable energy sector for many years, managing one of Australia's largest privately owned solar power design and installation company. He helped design and integrate systems into both grid-connected and off-grid power networks.
Alex Choy, Finance and Operations Manager
Alex has more than 35 years of experience in the specific electricity industry. This includes a broad mix of technical, financial, operational, and analytical functions, including operational processes, settlements, treasury, accounting, and reporting.
Prior to joining Rimfire Energy in 2014, Alex held a variety of operational management roles for different energy businesses. He was instrumental in developing, establishing, managing a wide range of back-office solutions, and processing across both the electricity network and electricity retail businesses.
Maria Iglesias, Finance and Operations Officer
Maria joined Rimfire Energy in 2015. She has many years of experience working in professional accounting firms.