METER is a national research project to understand what we use electricity for. Become part of an exciting study and learn more about your own use patterns. Find out more.

Research background

What we know about electricity use in the UK

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...

Research background

The shape of UK electricity use

Why is peak demand such a problem? Read more about how the profile of electricity use has changed over the years.

Take part

and you could win a year's free electricity (*)


Power People May 2016

Power People Animation

This delightful animation explains why understanding our energy use matters for cheaper, safer and cleaner energy.

new eMeter Apr 2016

Win a year free electricity

Lucky participants have a chance to get their electricity paid for a year. Find out how

new eMeter
Mar 2016

Beautiful new eMeters

The new eMeters are ready! Much nicer and smaller design - with simple instructions for how to fit them to your electricity meter.

London. Tue, 12 Jan 2016

Select Committee

Dr Grunewald gives evidence to the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee hearing on Low carbon network infrastructure.
See evidence session.

Oxford. Wed, 9 Dec 2015

Expert workshop

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.