Energy and Behaviour
Our findings about enjoyment and electricity use are now available in book form.
The Grid Edge Revolution
Nov 2019 - Publications
A white paper about the transition from centralised systems to one with lots of Ds: decarbonised, decentralised, digitised, democratised, and decoupled energy use and services.
Keep calm and have a cuppa
This paper uses regression techniques to pinpoint which activities cause most electricity demand. Here is a surprise: even though having a cup of tea requires energy, having a hot drink slows us down enough to result in a net reduction during that hour. Next time we face a blackout, have a tea and
Data available for research
A record of Meter data and documentation is kept by the UK Data Service.
The (social) value of flexibility
Talk at the 2019 UKERC conference about some of our findings on YouTube
Machine learning from daily life
Daily life and demand - using regression techniques to understand which activities best explain our demand for different times of day. Energy Efficiency
Protecting data privacy is key to a smart energy future
A collaboration with Carissa from Philosophy (!). We spell out why trust is crucial for data sensitive approaches. Read more
The footprint of household activities
One cannot simply assume that certain activities lead to higher electricity use. Read why
Flexibility, dynamism and diversity in energy supply and demand
How can we be more flexible (and why do we need to be)? Read the paper
Socio-technical challenges for a rapid transition to low carbon electricity system.