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
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 an ambitious Data Scientist, Statistician or Software Developer and want to join a team working to change the way that people use energy, then get in touch!