A combined engineering and statistical model of UK domestic appliance electrical load profiles
Lim, D. and Yao, R. (2012) A combined engineering and statistical model of UK domestic appliance electrical load profiles. In: The Western Load Research Association (WLRA) Spring 2012 Meeting and Conference , 7 – 9 March 2012, Boise, Idaho, USA .
The development of a combined engineering and statistical Artificial Neural Network model of UK domestic appliance load profiles is presented. The model uses diary-style appliance use data and a survey questionnaire collected from 51 suburban households and 46 rural households during the summer of 2010 and2011 respectively. 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 back propagation training which has a 12:10:24 architecture. Model outputs include appliance load profiles which can be applied to the fields of energy planning (microrenewables and smart grids), building simulation tools and energy policy.