Optimised Energy Minds with Alexandra Mottershead

What’s your role at Optimised Energy?

Energy Analyst

What’s the best thing about your job?

The thing I most enjoy is watching markets reacting to everyday news stories and events around the world. Whether it’s Brexit negotiations or coronavirus, I feel privileged to be able to see how such events impact commodity markets.

What are your hopes for our industry?

I am excited for the day we no longer rely on fossil fuels for generating electricity, heating our homes or for transport. Our little island has such potential to massively increase renewable generation, thanks to our geography. Once we properly tap into this, there will be no stopping us!

What does a typical day look like for you?

I am constantly monitoring and analysing markets throughout the day. I also produce Optimised Energy's daily market intelligence updates. Alongside this, I am responsible for onboarding clients into our Flex|Connect product and the position reporting associated with this product. Outside of this, I work on cost recovery audits and metering solutions.

What would people never guess you do in your role?

My colleagues might disagree but I do brew up, promise!

What did you want to be when growing up?

An astronaut, and I’d still love to be! I can’t imagine anything more exciting that being sat in a space shuttle (if they were still in use) and blasting off on a space adventure. I put my name down for the Mars mission but, unfortunately, NASA haven’t been in touch!

If you could witness any historical event, what would you see?

The moon landing. To watch the first men step onto the moon must have been incredible. The excitement and wonder that the world must have felt is unimaginable.

If given a chance who would you like to be for the day?

I’d need a time machine, but I’d be Nikola Tesla. I would love to experience a mind like his first hand. To be able to think of and invent ideas that impact lives around the world every single day would be incredible. He is my all-time hero.

What do you like to do when you’re not in the office?

I adore the ballet, La fille mal gardee is my favourite. I’m also a massive fan of the Opera. Outside of this, I have a very busy homelife with my 2 children!

What’s your personal mantra?

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again!

What inspires you?

My two children Alice (4) and Lucy (9 months)

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