UCL Energy Institute


Industry views

Read what industry figures have to say about the ESDA MSc.

EDF Energy

EDF Energy is one of the UK’s largest energy companies and its largest producer of low-carbon electricity. A wholly owned subsidiary of the EDF Group, one of Europe’s largest energy groups, EDF Energy generates around one fifth of the UK’s electricity, employing around 15,000 people and supplying electricity and gas to around 5.5 million residential and business customers, making EDF Energy the largest UK supplier of electricity by volume.

Xavier Mamo, Director of the EDF Energy R&D UK Centre:

The ESDA MSc addresses a key skills gap in the Energy Industry for graduates with expertise in energy systems and also cutting edge data analytics skills.


Baringa Partners is an independent business and technology consultancy. We help businesses run more effectively, reach new markets and navigate industry shifts. Our Energy Practice is a specialist economic and commercial energy consultancy, advising clients on investments, strategy, policy and regulation across Europe’s power, gas and carbon markets.

Oliver Rix, Partner at Baringa:

We see the combination of energy systems and data analytics as crucial in providing decision support for policy, investments and strategy development in the future, and the MSc ESDA mirrors our own focus on the development of leading practices in energy systems and data science and the ability to combine these capabilities effectively.


The Energy Systems Catapult is one of a network of elite technology and innovation centres set up by Innovate UK. The Catapult works with companies that are focused on exploiting the opportunities created by the need to transform global energy systems; not only playing a part in accelerating technology based solutions, but also engaging with Government to address the market mechanisms and business models that will be required to enable such solutions.

Nick Smailes, Director and Head of External Relations at the ESC:

UCL Energy Institute’s multi-disciplinary approach to research makes it an ideal institution to host this exciting new course.

Green Running

Green Running is an award winning small and medium sized enterprise that develops innovative energy monitoring technology products using machine learning. These allow our customers to reduce their carbon footprint and energy costs.

Peter Davies, CEO and Founder of Green Running:

We are very pleased to see how the Energy Systems and Data Analytics (ESDA) MSc is focused on developing the energy analysts of the future.


Voltaware is an innovative energy start up that uses machine learning and data analytics to help consumers understand how they use energy. It was formed from a group of professionals from diverse industries who realised that there is currently a huge lack of transparency in household energy bills. They came together to solve this problem and developed the Voltaware energy monitor to give consumers the information they need to get the best energy offerings on the market as well as becoming more energy efficient without compromising lifestyle.

Dr Antoine Clais, Head of Data Science at Voltaware:

We are excited to see the development of this innovative new course and look forward to engaging with its students in the future.