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Research project

Smart Meter Research Portal (SMRP/SERL)

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Project overview

The Smart Meter Research Portal (Smart Energy Research Lab - SERL) is a 5 year project to recruit a sample of 10,000+ GB households and collect their smart meter electricity and gas data. This data is linked to a household survey, EPC data (if available) and local weather data.

The data can be used via a secure cloud-based data analystic infrastructure hosted by the UK Data Service and forms a unique research infrastructure.

Our work on the project includes design of the recruitment and survey methods and the analysis of habitual energy consumption.


Lead researcher

Doctor Ben Anderson

Principal Research Fellow

Research interests

  • ‘big’ data-driven analysis of habitual energy and water consumption
  • the impacts of interventions or natural socio-technical change on patterns of demand

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Other researchers

Professor AbuBakr Bahaj

Professor of Sustainable Energy

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Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

Research outputs

Ellen Webborn,
Eoghan McKenna,
Simon Elam,
Ben Anderson,
Adam Cooper,
& Tadj Oreszczyn
, 2022 , Energy Research & Social Science , 83
Type: article
Ellen Webborn,
Jessica Few,
Eoghan McKenna,
Simon Elam,
Martin Pullinger,
David Shipworth,
& Tadj Oreszczyn
, 2021 , Energies , 14 (21)
Type: article
& Patrick James
, 2021 , Buildings and Cities , 2 (1) , 134--149
Type: article
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