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ANC SEMINAR Lina Stankovic, University of Strathclyde

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Domestic Energy Feedback Research focusing on Functionality and Uses of Smart Metering

  • ANC/DTC Seminar
When Feb 03, 2015
from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Room 4.31/4.33
Contact Name Nigel Goddard
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The UK roll-out aims to have full national coverage by 2020 of smart meters which meet a governmental standard. The area of research is currently developing at a rapid rate spurred on by the imminent requirement of utility suppliers to be able to supply advanced services able to benefit customers and make their business more attractive, hence aiming at improving customer retention. This reinforces the push on research into data collection and analysis and the development of disaggregation algorithms as well as the development of activity recognition and decision support tools to provide much needed feedback for long-term user engagement and interaction.

This talk will revolve around answering the following research questions:
(i)    How will smart meter data be used, e.g., accurate and more efficient billing, reduction in energy consumption, inform and enhance current/future energy efficiency mechanisms, customer retention, load management;
(ii)    How can signal data analytics turn energy data into ‘useful’ information, e.g., provide itemised billing down to appliances and activities, provide timely retrofit advice;
(iii)    How much and what kind of data do we need for effective data analytics, e.g., sampling rates (15mins, 1min, 10sec, 1sec, 1msec), what data – electricity readings, individual appliance monitors, temperature, humidity, light intensity, season, occupancy, etc.;
(iv)    Can we draw better conclusions from individual/household detailed energy consumption?
(v)    How can we effectively integrate qualitative and quantitative data to understand the impact of smart home technologies on domestic life and practices?

This talk will discuss some of the approaches we have taken towards non-intrusive appliance load monitoring, i.e., load disaggregation, and how besides being a challenge in its own right, it is a first step towards inferring other activities in the home and providing a meaningful lens through which to provide energy feedback.


Lunch will be provided