A competition for energy disaggregation algorithms | Jack Kelly

A message from my good friend and colleague Jack Kelly: Source: A competition for energy disaggregation algorithms | Jack Kelly Now that I've (finally!) submitted my PhD thesis, I can focus on designing and implementing a competition for energy disaggregation algorithms. EDF Energy have kindly given me post-doc funding from now until the end of … Continue reading A competition for energy disaggregation algorithms | Jack Kelly

NILM: What an algorithm can tell you about your energy consumption

Last night I attended the 2014 IEEE Vancouver Section Annual General Meeting. What an amazing event! Leo Del Castillo the General Manager of Xbox Devices at Microsoft was the keynote speaker talking about Xbox One. The Kinect sensor is amazing! My poster was displayed last night at the Poster Session. I tried with success to make the poster … Continue reading NILM: What an algorithm can tell you about your energy consumption

Inspiring Energy Conservation Through Open Source Metering Hardware and Embedded Real-Time Load Disaggregation

This morning I learnt that my full co-authored (with co-author William Sung, Ryan Dela Cruz, Brett Yarrow, Bob Gill, Fred Popowich,  and Ivan Bajic) paper "Inspiring Energy Conservation Through Open Source Metering Hardware and Embedded Real-Time Load Disaggregation" was accepted at IEEE's PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference (IEEE PES APPEEC 2013). So I am headed off to Hong Kong at the beginning of … Continue reading Inspiring Energy Conservation Through Open Source Metering Hardware and Embedded Real-Time Load Disaggregation

Testing Version 2 of the RS-485 Shield

Yesterday I received the new PCBs for Fritzing for a RS-485 Shield that will work withe Arduino Due and Maple. This shield has headers to either plug in and XBee module or Electric Imp breakout board for wireless communications. I have tested the Rs-485 communications and all is working well. Next, I will test XBee and … Continue reading Testing Version 2 of the RS-485 Shield

AMPds: A Public Dataset for Load Disaggregation and Eco-Feedback Research

Last week I learnt that that my full co-authored (with co-author Fred Popowich,  Lyn Bartram, Bob Gill, and Ivan Bajic) paper "AMPds: A Public Dataset for Load Disaggregation and Eco-Feedback Research" was accepted at IEEE's Annual Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC 2013).  So I will be travelling to Halifax, Nova Scotia in the Canada. Here is the paper abstract: A home-based intelligent energy conservation system needs to … Continue reading AMPds: A Public Dataset for Load Disaggregation and Eco-Feedback Research

Inspiring Energy Conservation Through Open Source Power Monitoring and In-Home Display

I just learnt that that my full co-authored (with co-author Fred Popowich, TaeJin Moon, and Bob Gill) paper "Inspiring Energy Conservation Through Open Source Power Monitoring and In-Home Display" was accepted at the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting.  It will be held in Vancouver so I will not need to travel! Here is the paper abstract: Many homeowners and occupants are interested in … Continue reading Inspiring Energy Conservation Through Open Source Power Monitoring and In-Home Display

APMR Version 2.0 Released

Version 2.0 of the Arduino Power Meter Reader (APMR) project is now released. APMR s an open source hardware and software project. APMR reads the power (W) and energy (Wh) readings of RS485/Modbus communicating power meters at a constant interval. Readings are recorded on an SD card and/or sent over the Internet using a HTTP … Continue reading APMR Version 2.0 Released

Published New Dataset

  I have been working very hard on my Depth Exam lately and have not had a chance to post much. Until today, when I decided that I wanted to publicly make available a 2010 dataset of a monitored home for use in research on load disaggregation, NILM (non-intrusinve load monitoring or NIALM), Smart Homes, and … Continue reading Published New Dataset

New Consumption Report

So I have finally had a chance to update the My Smart Home: Consumption Report to reflect readings from the new DENT  PowerScout 18 meters and a new database design. Checkout: http://makonin.com/report_consumption.html. Related articles Branch Circuit Power Metering (eco-sustain.org)

The Affect of Lifestyle Factors on Eco-Visualization Design

On Monday I learnt that my full co-authored (with Maryam H Kashani and Lyn Bartram) paper "The Affect of Lifestyle Factors on Eco-Visualization Design" was accepted at Computer Graphics International (CGI 2012). So I will be travelling to Bournemouth University in the UK. Here is the paper abstract: As people become more concerned with the need to conserve their power consumption … Continue reading The Affect of Lifestyle Factors on Eco-Visualization Design