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A model of UK domestic appliance-use using Artificial Neural Networks

Lim, D. and Yao, R. (2011) A model of UK domestic appliance-use using Artificial Neural Networks. In: The AEIC Annual Load Research Conference, 7 – 10 August 2011, Alexandria, Virginia, USA .

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Abstract/Summary

The development of an Artificial Neural Network model of UK domestic appliance energy consumption is presented. The model uses diary-style appliance use data and a survey questionnaire collected from 51 households during the summer of 2010. It also incorporates measured energy data and is sensitive to socioeconomic, physical dwelling and temperature variables. A prototype model is constructed in MATLAB using a two layer feed forward network with backpropagation training and has a12:10:24architecture.Model outputs include appliance load profiles which can be applied to the fields of energy planning (micro renewables and smart grids), building simulation tools and energy policy.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Construction Management and Engineering > Innovative and Sustainable Technologies
ID Code:26697

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