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Research project

Smart Meter Research Portal (SMRP/SERL)

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

Dr 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
  • the linkage of 'appliance' monitoring with traditional forms of social science data in support of socio-technical innovation
Other researchers

Professor AbuBakr Bahaj

Professor of Sustainable Energy

Research interests

  • Renewable Energy (Solar photovoltaics, Marine energy, Wind energy)
  • Low carbon cities and infrastructure
  • Energy for Development

Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

Research outputs

Ben Anderson
, 2023 , Buildings and Cities , 4 (1) , 545–564
Type: article
Ellen Webborn,
Eoghan McKenna,
Simon Elam,
Adam Cooper,
& Tadj Oreszczyn
, 2022 , Energy Research & Social Science , 83
Type: article
& Tom Rushby
, 2021
Type: other
Ellen Webborn,
Jessica Few,
Eoghan McKenna,
Simon Elam,
Martin Pullinger,
David Shipworth,
& Tadj Oreszczyn
, 2021 , Energies , 14 (21)
Type: article
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