Energy and Behaviour

Dec 2019

Our findings about enjoyment and electricity use are now available in book form.

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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.

White paper

Keep calm and have a cuppa

Oct 2019

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

July 2019

A record of Meter data and documentation is kept by the UK Data Service.

Access the data

May 2019

The (social) value of flexibility

Talk at the 2019 UKERC conference about some of our findings on YouTube

Machine learning from daily life

April 2019

Daily life and demand - using regression techniques to understand which activities best explain our demand for different times of day. Energy Efficiency

July 2018

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

June 2018

One cannot simply assume that certain activities lead to higher electricity use. Read why

Flexibility, dynamism and diversity in energy supply and demand

February 2018

How can we be more flexible (and why do we need to be)? Read the paper

Reaching 1.5°C


Socio-technical challenges for a rapid transition to low carbon electricity system.

Read the paper