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Non-intrusive load monitoring using prior models of general appliance types

Parson, Oliver, Ghosh, Siddhartha, Weal, Mark and Rogers, Alex (2012) Non-intrusive load monitoring using prior models of general appliance types At Proceedings of theTwenty-Sixth Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-12), Canada. 22 - 26 Jul 2012. , pp. 356-362.

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Non-intrusive appliance load monitoring is the process of disaggregating a household's total electricity consumption into its contributing appliances. In this paper we propose an approach by which individual appliances can be iteratively separated from an aggregate load. Unlike existing approaches, our approach does not require training data to be collected by sub-metering individual appliances, nor does it assume complete knowledge of the appliances present in the household. Instead, we propose an approach in which prior models of general appliance types are tuned to specific appliance instances using only signatures extracted from the aggregate load. The tuned appliance models are then used to estimate each appliance's load, which is subsequently subtracted from the aggregate load. This process is applied iteratively until all appliances for which prior behaviour models are known have been disaggregated. We evaluate the accuracy of our approach using the REDD data set, and show the disaggregation performance when using our training approach is comparable to when sub-metered training data is used. We also present a deployment of our system as a live application and demonstrate the potential for personalised energy saving feedback.

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Published date: 24 July 2012
Venue - Dates: Proceedings of theTwenty-Sixth Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-12), Canada, 2012-07-22 - 2012-07-26
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity


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PURE UUID: 23c05094-8454-44cb-add2-9b2432ae1ab4
ORCID for Mark Weal: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 06 Apr 2012 13:18
Last modified: 03 Oct 2017 16:40

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Author: Oliver Parson
Author: Siddhartha Ghosh
Author: Mark Weal ORCID iD
Author: Alex Rogers

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