Ben Irons

Co-Founder
Habitat Energy
Ben Irons
Ben is a co-founder of Habitat Energy, a trading and optimisation service for grid-scale battery storage and other flexible assets in the UK and Australia. Habitat Energy uses machine learning and advanced analytical techniques to underpin a fully algorithmic forecasting and trading strategy for day ahead, intraday and balancing mechanism markets, accessing value from both physical dispatch and financial trading. Ben has previous held roles as an Executive Director and board member at Aurora Energy Research where he founded and led the consulting practice for 4 years, Strategy Director at Centrica Energy, and energy and sustainability consultant and McKinsey & Co. 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.