Using smart meter data to enable energy demand research
Author: Simon Elam, Louise Corti, University of Essex, UK Data Service
Date: 22 November 2017
Type of case study: Research
About the research
Access to high quality, high resolution energy data is critical for research, especially into demand for energy – yet the sector has a severe lack of collected, curated and shared data. Smart meters can fill this gap with high quality, high resolution information about energy consumption which has never existed before on a national scale. Such data will make it possible to carry out better research to support government policy, and to help find answers to the energy ‘trilemma’ – security, affordability and sustainability – and facilitate the transition to a smart energy system in the UK.