Data and Modelling

SERG has extensive experience in collecting and analysing a range of energy generation and consumption data and this expertise underpins many of our other research activities.


CO2 emission per person 2011

The three buttons on the top right corner of the map can be used to “Search”, “Filter”, and “Change basemap”.   Results are obtained based on simulation model developed by Sustainable Energy Research Group, University of Southampton, with courtesy to Southampton City Council, who has provided some of the original building data. All rights reserved.


Model 2 imputed mean half-hourly household electricity demand by number of
earners (Source: Author’s calculations using UK Time Use Survey 2000/1, weekdays,
November 2000 - February 2001, weighted)
25th February, 2015

SERG’s first report for the LCNF funded SAVE project has been published. The report,  “Report 2.1 – SAVE Customer Model Framework Specification“, lays out the applied research context for the SAVE Customer Modelling Framework (SCMF) and describes its key requirements. The report then outlines a microsimulation modelling approach than can meet these requirements and describes its conceptual foundations and method […]


RENKEI programme
17th December, 2014

Theme: ‘District Energy Supply within Cities’ Date: 22-29 March 2015 Venue: University of Southampton


20th March, 2014

SERG has secured funding to model domestic water demand under drought scenarios as part of the new NERC funded ‘IMPETUS‘ project. The project, to be lead by the University of Reading will start in June 2014 and run for 3 years. It is aiming to combine meteorological and hydrological models to produce drought ‘forecasts’ for […]


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Investigators: Professor AbuBakr Bahaj, Dr Ben Anderson and Professor Patrick James. Contact: A.S.Bahaj@soton.ac.uk The Sustainable Energy Research Group (SERG) at the University of Southampton are the academic lead of a newly funded second tier low carbon project by funded by Ofgem and SSEPD valued at a total of £10.3 million, starting in 2014. The consortium […]


The Exploring the value of transactional energy consumption data project is part of the wider ESRC funded Administrative Data Research Centre for England (ADRC). Investigator: Dr Ben Anderson Contact: b.anderson@southampton.ac.uk The Administrative Data Research Centre for England (ADRC), which is lead by Professor Peter Smith of the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute, will enable information routinely […]


Using Energy Metering Data to Support Census 2021: A Feasibility Study is a project funded by the Office for National Statistics’ Beyond 2011 programme. Investigators: Dr Ben Anderson, Dr Patrick James & Prof. ‘Bakr Bahaj Contact: b.anderson@southampton.ac.uk The possible demise of the decennial UK Census presents social, policy and commercial researchers with both a challenge […]


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Grant details: Liveable Cities

Introduction   Project updates   Rezoning project   Results & publications How do we address energy consumption to meet low carbon targets? How do we address infrastructure ‘lock in’ to improve the carbon performance of the urban environment? How do we engender and embed low carbon pathways and engineering solutions for demand reduction and power […]


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Compared to many parts of the world, the UK has under-invested in its infrastructure in recent decades. It now faces many challenges in upgrading its infrastructure so that it is appropriate for the social, economic and environmental challenges it will face in the remainder of the 21st century. A key challenge involves taking into account […]


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Census 2022: Transforming Small Area Socio-Economic Indicators through ‘Big Data’ is a project funded by the ESRC Transformative Research 2012/2013. Investigators: Dr Ben Anderson, Dr Patrick James & Prof. ‘Bakr Bahaj Contact: b.anderson@southampton.ac.uk The possible demise of the decennial UK Census presents social, policy and commercial researchers with both a challenge and an opportunity. The challenge […]