News

The latest news from the Sustainable Energy Research Group (SERG) and its projects.


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11th May, 2017

SERG’s Dr Tom Rushby gave a summary of the SAVE project to members of the University’s ‘Clean Carbon‘ USRG on the 10th May 2017. The event, which featured a keynote from Prof. Jon Gibbins, Director of the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) on the state of CCS in the UK, consisted of […]


9th May, 2017

Research results from the NERC-funded IMPETUS project will be presented at two upcoming conferences: the 6th World Congress of the International Microsimulation Association (IMA 2017) at Collegio Carlo Alberto in Moncalieri, Italy in June 2017; the IWA EFFICIENT Conference in Bath, UK in July 2017.


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11th April, 2017

SERG researcher Dr Despoina Manouseli was interviewed recently to provide input to DEFRA’s Rapid Evidence Assessment on “behaviour change approaches to promote household water efficiency”. Despoina gave interviewer Collingwood Environmental Planning an overview of her PhD research on household water efficiency interventions and also drew on her recent IMPETUS work in this area. In particular she […]


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20th February, 2017

Title: The Severn barrage in stages – in steel Speaker: Professor Rod Rainey Date: Wednesday 17th May 2017 Venue: Lecture Theatre A, Lanchester Building (7), Highfield Time: Doors open 17:30, lecture from 18:00 – 19:00 Introduction: Professor AbuBakr S Bahaj, Professor of Sustainable Energy and Head of Energy Climate Change Division at the University of […]


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5th October, 2016

The University of Southampton’s Sustainable Energy Research Group (SERG) showcased their work in Energy for Development (e4D) at 3rd International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC) which took place in Nairobi, Kenya, on the 30th September and 1st October. The exhibition included displays, videos and information on the 6 mini-grid projects installed by SERG in Africa. […]


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22nd September, 2016

Dr Ben Anderson and Dr Magesh Nagarajan have presented preliminary results from the IMPETUS project at the 2016 European meeting of the International Microsimulation Association.  The paper described their approach to modeling domestic water demand in England using a synthetic 1000 household dataset and demonstrated the results of an Agent Based Model to project water […]


5th September, 2016

As part of IRENA’s 3rd International Off-grid Renewable Conference & Exhibition (IOREC), SERG is organizing a visit to Kitonyoni Microgrid. Sign up here.


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8th July, 2016

A further paper from the ESRC funded Census2022 project has just been published in the Computers, Environment and Urban Systems journal. Entitled “Electricity consumption and household characteristics: Implications for census-taking in a smart metered future”, the paper briefly reviews the nature of current and future census taking in the UK before outlining the household characteristics that are […]


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26th May, 2016

Dr Ben Anderson of the Sustainable Energy Research Group (SERG) at the University of Southampton has been awarded a prestigious three year EU Global Fellowship under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme. The two year outgoing phase of the fellowship will be hosted by the University of Otago’s flagship Centre for Sustainability where Dr Anderson will be embedded in […]


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24th May, 2016

Date:          23/05/2016 Venue:      Highfield Campus, Building 7/3027 Speaker:  Lord Bourne, Minister for the Department of Energy and Climate Change Title:          EU Referendum and its bearing on climate change and future UK energy policy Lord Bourne delivered a talk to University staff and students within the […]