Grid Edge was founded in 2017 by three friends and colleagues from Aston University’s Energy Research Institute – Dr Dan Wright, Dr Jim Scott and Tom Anderson.
‘Empower the customer”.
That was the simple vision that Dan, Jim and Tom started out with when they set out to change the way that people use energy. Having spent a decade researching new technologies to decarbonise our energy system at Aston University’s Energy Research Institute, they grew frustrated that too often “innovation” in the energy industry was done to customers, but not for customers; that too often customers were simply seen as passive consumers whose only role was to pay for energy and sit passively at the edge of the grid.
So they set out to change that.
Building on their legacy of ground-breaking R&D at Aston University, the three friends swapped the research laboratory for the Board room and founded Grid Edge in 2017 with a mission to put commercial energy consumers at the heart of our changing energy system, empowering them to become active and intelligent participants in the battle to combat climate change.
The company was awarded Tech Start-up of the Year in the Midlands by KPMG in 2019
Fantastic companies come from great people who are empowered to make a clear vision a reality. Paul loves disrupters that will change the world for the better. Experienced in mobile, m-commerce, IT, telecoms, e-commerce, energy and AI industries. A strategic people focused business leader with a unique ability to increase productivity and profits by leading teams, in both fast-growing start-ups and FTSE 100 companies. Expert in business transformation leveraging global resources, capabilities, and relationships to efficiently scale.
Formerly a Research Fellow in Operational Research (OR) at the European Bioenergy Research Institute, Dan continues to apply his research in OR and AI to buildings increased participation on the grid-edge. His multi-disciplinary background in energy and applied mathematics provide a unique insight into the opportunities in applying novel methods to support our customers saving cost and carbon without compromising on their core operational needs. Dan also led the implementation and operation of Grid Edge’s ISO27001 Information Security Mgmt. System at Grid Edge.
Co-lead investigator in ITHECA project and PhD in operational research and optimisation methods.
Held management position in energy efficiency and consultancy business.
Thought-leader and expert in Vehicle-to-Grid sector.
Grid Edge is home to a fantastic team of Data Scientists, Software Engineers and Energy Industry professionals.
Want to join the team?
If you are ambitious and want to join a team working to change the way that people use energy, then get in touch!
Please contact Nicki, Employee Success Business Partner, in the first instance. If you are able to attached a CV and/or covering letter, that would be helpful but not essential.