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A Day in the Life of… A Data Analyst at Connected Energy

Our latest ‘A Day in the Life of…’ piece is with Shreya Maliwal, a Data Analyst, who works on analysing battery data and system performance from current and prospective clients. 

05/06/2024

The ‘A Day in the Life of…’ series is designed to introduce the different roles and a cross-section of team members across our Newcastle, Norfolk, and remote-working teams.

Having studied mathematics and economics for her bachelor’s degree in her home country of Singapore, Shreya moved to the UK to complete her master’s degree in Data Science and Statistics. She has since fulfilled her childhood dream of getting a job in the renewable sector.

Completing her master’s degree provided the opportunity to gain real-life data analysis experience as she worked on a project with other students to decarbonise the Bishop’s Palace of Wells, as well as doing a dissertation to work with environmental data. Both opportunities gave Shreya lots of experience working with time-series data – something that is a daily part of her role at Connected Energy.

Moving to the UK was a key factor in getting my dream role in the renewable sector, as my home country doesn’t have the same work opportunities for new graduates as can be found in the UK and Europe.

Shreya Maliwal, Data Analyst, Connected Energy

Shreya applied for her Data Analyst role after seeing how relevant her experience and skillset fit, but it was the first time she’d heard of ‘second life’, and this intrigued her.

She said: “During my interview with Frazer I was excited to learn more about second life batteries and how they can really strengthen the environmental impact our product can have in the renewable sector.”

Day-to-day her role involves analysing battery data from current client sites and using site data from prospective customers to analyse the use case and business case for battery energy storage.

Shreya’s biggest achievement in the role has been redeveloping and building our feasibility study model report in Python (a coding language), simplifying and accelerating the generation of feasibility reports.

She said: “The new style report gives a more in-depth description of how the E-STOR systems can be beneficial for the client, highlighting current site usage, current/forecasted renewable generation, and energy savings that can be gained from installing BESS.

“This was a huge learning curve for me in understanding how an EV battery works and how we utilise it by giving it a second life, as well as further insights into environmental impact.”

Although Shreya has settled into the energy sector with ease and counts the move to the UK as a ‘fulfilling experience’, it hasn’t come easily, something that many of us may appreciate.

Shreya said: “The whole process of moving to the UK for university, to build my qualifications and experience was a rewarding one but when it came to moving for work a lot of my university friends moved to London for their jobs, and I went to Newcastle alone.

“That has been both challenging and exciting, I was filled with fear when it came to moving up here alone to start my new career, but I have managed to meet new friends with similar hobbies, and I am enjoying getting to know the city and its surrounding seaside towns – it feels like a second home now.”

If you’d like to learn more about the processes at Connected Energy, or perhaps learn more about battery energy storage, you can arrange a chat with our sales team. If you are an OEM or supplier looking to become a partner in the development of our BESS solutions, learn more here.

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