Projecting household-scale utility usage: A case study using a long-term dataset

Jongjun Park, Hyunhak Kim, Taewook Heo, Seung Mok Yoo, Jeong Gil Ko

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The deployment of advanced metring infrastructures allows suppliers and consumers to better understand the utility supply and usage chain. Data from these systems are typically used to analyse utility usage in a large scale, but when observed at smaller scales, we can enable a number of interesting new application. In this work we use utility usage data collected from 300 households over three years and perform detailed analysis to understand per-household utility usage patterns.We showthat per-household utility usage data introduces high variances and lowcorrelations among different households even if they are co-located in similar geographical regions. Using our findings, we introduce AUUP, an adaptive utility usage prediction scheme that combines the output from different (existing) forecasting schemes to adaptively make smart small-scale utility usage predictions. Our evaluations show that AUUP effectively reduces the prediction errors of artificial neural networks, LMS and Kalman filter-based AR model prediction schemes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)264-277
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Sensor Networks
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Copyright © 2016 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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