is a national research project to understand what we use electricity for. Take part in an exciting study and learn more about your own use patterns. Find out more.
Does your fridge use more electricity than your washing machine? What activity is most energy demanding? Find out some surprising facts and some sobering ones...
Why is peak demand such a problem? Read more about how the profile of electricity use has changed over the years.
and you could win a year's free electricity
Explore household profiles in the Meter Gallery
The new app is now in use to make recording activities easy and fun.
Penny W. from London has won one year free electricity. Sign up now for a chance to win yours.
Marina Diakonova has joined the Meter project. Her background in complexity science will help us in analysing the relationships between activities and electricity profiles.
Update on Meter progress after 12 months.
Jessica has been a great help this summer coding up diaries and improving the app
Adriano made some great advances in how we configure our phones
This delightful animation explains why understanding our energy use matters for cheaper, safer and cleaner energy.
Lucky participants have a chance to get their electricity paid for a year. Find out how
The new eMeters are ready! Much nicer and smaller design - with simple instructions for how to fit them to your electricity meter.
Dr Grunewald gives evidence to the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee hearing on Low carbon network infrastructure.
See evidence session.
30 leading UK experts meet in Oxford to give advice on METER research.
Read key messages
Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) under the Early Career Fellowship scheme. Ref. EP/M024652/1.