Luiza joins Finlay and Penny
as winner of a year free electricity. You can win by taking part.
Our activity recorder is now available for anyone as JoyMeter
Get it on
When we ask people to use less electricity in the evening, they cut down on hot meals and have a cup of tea instead.
We can get a 16% reduction in electricity use, just by asking.
Among the most enjoyable activities are sleeping, reading and socialising. These also use very little electricity.
Riverside and Oatlands Road have won the West Oxford challenge by reducing their demand the most between 5 and 7pm.
A collaboration with Carissa from Philosophy (!). We spell out why trust is crucial for data sensitive approaches. Read more
One cannot simply assume that certain activities lead to higher electricity use. Read why
Dwelling and appliance variables can explain 46% of average electricity use. Can we do better? Read the paper
How can we be more flexible (and why do we need to)? Read the paper
Finlay wins a year free electricity. Congratulations!
With Aven we gain an expert in machine learning, who will help us find patterns in our activities and electricity use
Socio-technical challenges for a rapid transition to low carbon electricity system. Read the paper
Explore Meter Data
Activity data presented at ECEEE conference in France
We reached 16 million electricity readings (4500 hours worth) and our participants have recorded nearly 6000 activities.
Read our Meter Reading
Explore household profiles
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.
Over 6 million electricity readings and the first 1000 activities have been collected.
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 the devices we send to you
This delightful animation explains why understanding our energy use matters for cheaper, safer and cleaner energy.
Lucky participants now have the 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.
Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) under the Early Career Fellowship scheme. Ref. EP/M024652/1.