The Founders: Grid Edge was founded by three friends and colleagues from Aston University - Daniel Wright, Jim Scott and Tom Anderson - who wanted to change the way that people use energy by empowering a new generation of energy consumers to become active players in the UK's energy system.
Our Origins: Dan, Jim and Tom began their ground-breaking work on intelligent energy management at Aston’s European Bioenergy Research Institute where they led a £1.1million industrial R&D project - called ITHECA - that inspired the first generation of their artificial intelligence software service.
Our innovation: Thanks to the ITHECA project, we were able to demonstrate a new way to intelligently control and optimise complex energy systems. Our critical innovation was the use of predictive learning algorithms to model and predict a building’s future energy profile so that energy generation and storage assets can be controlled optimally in real time.
Spinning Out: With the success of ITHECA behind us, we made the leap away from university research and 'set up shop' as Grid Edge with the aim of bringing innovation to the consumer's side of the meter through our cloud-based software service that enables consumers to predict, optimise and control their energy profile.
Our Team: To help us bring our innovation to our customers, we have brought together a fantastic team of Data Scientists and Software Engineers who share our vision for bringing innovation to the consumer's side of the energy meter.