Investigators: Dr Ben Anderson, Prof Abubakr Bahaj

Researchers: Dr Tom Rushby

SERG is part of a team led by UCL to deliver the new GB Smart Meter Research Portal (SMRP) via the Smart Energy Research Lab with funding from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
SMRP will provide a secure, consistent and trusted channel for researchers to access high-resolution smart meter energy consumption data, which will facilitate innovative energy research for years to come.

Project Summary

  • The Smart Meter Research Portal (SMRP) will provide a secure, consistent and trusted channel for researchers to access high-resolution energy data, which will facilitate innovative energy research for years to come.
  • Data will be collected via SMRP on a strictly voluntary basis. SMRP data will only be collected with the explicit consent of households who have agreed to provide their smart meter data to SMRP for research purposes.
  • Additionally, SMRP’s strict governance framework will ensure that only accredited researchers will have access to anonymized data using established “5 Safes” protocols.

ECCD Role

SERG’s role will be to develop options for the recruitment of participants based on our experience with SAVE and other large-scale energy monitoring projects and to carry out research on habitual energy consumption to build on our work in  the Census2022 and DEMAND projects.


Latest updates

 

SERL: Understanding habitual energy consumption 01-2021

Investigators: Dr Ben Anderson (@dataknut), Prof Abubakr Bahaj Researchers: Dr Tom Rushby ECCD are conducting a new research project on habitual energy consumption as part of the Smart Energy Research Laboratory. Most research to date, including ECCD’s previous ESRC-funded Census2022 project, has analysed the shape of daily (24 hour) demand profiles and sought to understand which kinds of ...

Latest SERL household smart energy data available via the UKDS Secure Lab 08-2020

The Smart Energy Research Lab (SERL) in which we are a partner has released two initial datasets to the UK Dataservice for re-use in their Secure data Lab: “Smart Energy Research Lab Exploratory Data, 2019-2020: Secure Access” – (Study Number 8643) “Smart Energy Research Lab Observatory Data, 2019-2020: Secure Access” (Study Number 8666) Both datasets comprise half-hourly smart meter ...

SERL consortium invites households to share their energy data 12-2019

The Smart Energy Research Lab (SERL) is a major UK research project that aims to utilise household energy consumption data available via smart meters to fuel a new wave of innovative energy research. The SERL project team have been working with Ipsos MORI to develop a pilot phase of participant recruitment which was conducted from ...