Every month we help run with Carbon Coop a meetup in Manchester, UK called EcoHomeLab.
EcoHomeLab is a mixture of practical open source software/hardware build, energy monitoring, control and more theoretical exploration of sustainable energy questions: smart grids, retrofit ++
This month (next Thursday evening July 14th) we will have Philip James from the Centre for Alternative Technology giving a presentation about the Zero Carbon Britain hourly energy model.
This event is open for anyone to attend. If your interested in finding out more about it, either comment here or on the meetup page or click on contact the organisers on the meetup page - that will get you through to Carlos (@cagabi) who will be happy to answer any questions there.
I will likely be doing a workshop on building a ESP WIFI energy monitor in the September meetup, more details to come on this soon.