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Smart Energy Research Lab (SERL) Webinar 23 Feb 2023, 12:30-13:30

Smart Energy Research Lab (SERL) Webinar 23 Feb 2023, 12:30-13:30


This lunchtime webinar will introduce researchers to the Smart Energy Research Lab (SERL) project.  As a member of the research community, you can find out about the project and how you can access the data.

What is SERL?

The Smart Energy Research Lab (SERL) is a 5-year project funded by UKRI. We are a consortium of 8 partners led by UCL providing an energy data resource for the UK research community of high-resolution smart meter data and linked contextual data to facilitate innovative research.

We have recruited over 13,000 GB households to share their gas and electricity smart meter data (with informed consent) for public interest research. As well as facilitating access to the SERL dataset to accredited and approved researchers we also have our own research programme looking at a variety of domestic energy demand and public interest issues. We currently have 23 live projects with over 50 researchers using SERL across over 20 institutions. We also work with BEIS and other government departments, using SERL data to help evaluate energy saving intervention programmes.

Our recent report ‘Smart Energy Research Lab: Energy use in GB domestic buildings 2021. Variation in annual, seasonal, and diurnal gas and electricity use with weather, building and occupant characteristics. (SERL Statistical Reports: Volume 1)’ has been downloaded over 1000 times across over 40 countries. The report summarises gas and electricity energy use in 2021 SERL Observatory panel, which consists of approximately 13,000 homes that are broadly representative of the GB population in terms of region and IMD quintile.

The data is unique in terms of demonstrating how residential energy use in GB varies over time (monthly over the year and half-hourly over the course of the day), with occupant characteristics (number of occupants, tenure), property characteristics (age, size, form, and Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)), by type of heating system, presence of solar panels and electric vehicles, and by weather, region and Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD). This report is intended to be the first in a regular series of reports, analyses and aggregated statistics using SERL Observatory data which we hope will be of interest to academics, government, NGOs and commercial organisations.

Come along to the webinar to meet the SERL team and find out more about the project.  Fully subsidised for C-DICE affiliated researchers.

Date and time:

12:30-13:30 Webinar, Thursday 23 February 2023


Simon Elam, Director of SERL






United Kingdom


23rd February 2023


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