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

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

15th April, 2016

Prof AbuBakr Bahaj, head of the Sustainable Energy Research Group (SERG), invited Katherine Eve, from Elsevier to give a talk at the University of Southampton on ‘How to get published in top journals‘. Katherine Eve is an Executive publisher at Elsevier, where she has worked since 2010. She has been responsible for the Renewable Energy […]

15th April, 2016

Speaker:  Katherine Eve, Energy Executive Publisher, Elsevier Highfield Campus, Building 32/1015 (EEE Building). Friday 15th April 2016 13.00 – 15.00. Lecture begins 13.00. Katherine Eve is an Executive publisher at Elsevier, where she has worked since 2010. She has been responsible for the Renewable Energy and Fuels journal portfolio at Elsevier for over 2 years, […]

9th March, 2016

SERG’s Dr Ben Anderson recently gave a summary of the ESRC funded Census2022 project results as part of a Market Research Society symposium on “Can Big Data replace the Census? What does Big Data give us now?“. Speaking alongside representatives from CACI, Telefonica and the Office for National Statistics, Ben outlined the potential value of electricity […]

16th January, 2016

SERG’s contributions to the RCUK-EUED DEMAND centre were recently showcased at an event co-hosted by DEAMND and the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) on 14th January. Dr Ben Anderson gave three presentations covering: “Trends in the timing of energy using activities: what can be learnt from time use data?” – an overview of the use […]

18th November, 2015

The 2nd African Mini Grid Summit was launched today in Nairobi Kenya, with the aim of sharing experiences in mini grids especially those related to low carbon renewable energy schemes in Africa. The Summit held over the period 18 – 20 November 2015, will be attended by representatives from various African governments, academia, the private sector […]