If you’re a SERL participant and have been invited to take part in our energy survey you can access the survey here or contact us on [email protected] if you have any questions.
What is the Smart Energy Research Lab?
With gas and electricity smart meters soon to be in most GB homes, there is an unprecedented opportunity to utilise the high quality energy data they can provide for scientific research in the public interest. The research conducted via the Smart Energy Research Lab helps to make the UK’s energy system more sustainable, affordable and reliable.
- SERL provides a secure, consistent and trusted channel for researchers to access high-resolution energy data, facilitating innovative energy research for years to come
- Data is collected on a strictly voluntary basis with the informed consent of households who have agreed to provide their smart meter data to SERL for research purposes
- SERL’s robust governance framework ensures that only accredited researchers can access controlled datasets using established “5 Safes” protocols
Data collected by SERL helps us gain a better understanding of energy usage in the UK. This will:
- Help the UK to become more energy efficient
- Help to protect the environment for future generations
- Help reduce future household energy bills.
SERL is a consortium of universities led by UCL undertaking research with smart meter data. SERL is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
‘a secure virtual facility to access granular smart meter data, with consumer consent, to conduct research. This is allowing energy researchers to carry out valuable public interest work.’
‘a unique resource spanning gas and electricity and linking energy consumption to socio-demographic and other data.’