Smarter household energy data: opportunities and challenges for scaling up research
Article dated: 6 November 2015
The UK Data Service and the RCUK Centre for Energy Epidemiology, UCL, are pleased to host a meeting on scaling up social science research infrastructure to exploit big data, with a focus on household energy data. We are gathering input from researchers working in this field on data and platform needs. The work is part of a recent knowledge exchange award won by the UK Data Service and South Africa's DataFirst under a 2015 ESRC/NRF International Centre Partnerships call.
If you are a researcher who is actively engaged in this area, we invite you to join us to hear about new opportunities and platforms for hosting, exploiting and linking energy data. Drinks and light refreshments will be provided. As part of this project we are interested in making contact with researchers who are already using household energy data and who may wish to contribute to the development of tools and testing of access environments.
Invited speakers from UCL, DECC, the UK Data Service and the ESRC Big Data Network will address the following topics:
How can we make better use of existing household energy datasets?
How can we best use new/future data sources (e.g. smart meter data, Internet of Things)?
What are the priority questions that innovative use of energy data can help answer?
How do stakeholder perspectives converge or differ?
Venue: Myddelton Conference Suite, LSE Rosebery Hall, 90 Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TY
Date: 9 December 2015