Ben is a co-founder of Habitat Energy, a trading and optimisation service for grid-scale merchant battery storage. Habitat Energy is supporting many of the UK’s biggest storage and solar developers and investors bring new projects to market, using advanced optimisation tools and in-depth understanding of the business case to support design and financing decisions, as well as delivery of operational revenues from the projects when built.
Ben was previously an Executive Director and board member at Aurora Energy Research where he founded and led the consulting practice for 4 years. He also led Aurora’s research and commercial due diligence activity in battery storage and flexibility, supporting equity and debt raises for some of the UK’s earliest storage projects. Prior to Aurora, Ben spent 6 years at McKinsey and Company in London consulting on energy and sustainability, and 3 years at Centrica Energy as Director of Strategy. Ben gained a first class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering in New Zealand, and an MPhil and DPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford.