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Decomposition Techniques for Non-intrusive Home Appliance Load Monitoring

  • Author / Creator
    Tabatabaei, Seyed Mostafa
  • Energy-saving is a key element of Smart Grid. By encouraging consumers to moderate their energy demands, utilities can make more efficient use of their generation assets, and reduce total fuel consumption. For this purpose, we must provide homeowners with appliance energy consumption data, without requiring sensors on each appliance. This means that energy consumption from the house main feeder must be disaggregated into individual appliances. In this thesis, two novel methodologies for disaggregating household power consumption are evaluated. The first method is multi-label classification, which is used to predict appliance participation in the power signal. The second method is a new signature-based sequence matching algorithm. Two sets of features have been used. In the time domain, a delay embedding of the observed power signal is constructed. The second feature set is a wavelet decomposition of the power signal, using Haar wavelet. We evaluate our techniques and features on two synthetic datasets, and two households from REDD.

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  • Graduation date
    2014-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3Z60C95M
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Specialization
    • Energy Systems
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Scott Dick (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    • Wilsun Xu (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Biao Huang (Chemical and Material Engineering)
    • Di Niu (Electrical and Computer Engineering)