Computer Science - Research and Development

, Volume 33, Issue 1–2, pp 259–261 | Cite as

Poster abstract: state of operation recognition for heat pumps from smart grid monitoring data

  • Philipp SchuetzEmail author
  • Roman Durrer
  • Damian Gwerder
  • Martin Geidl
  • Jörg Worlitschek
Special Issue Paper


Coordinated (de)activation of heat pumps in residential heating systems can support the balance between energy production and consumption in a smart grid. Stopping the heat pump in an inappropriate operation state may result in users’ discomfort or damages to the system. In this contribution, a procedure to split domestic hot water provision (DHW) cycles from space heating cycles in the power consumption time series of heat pumps in residential heating systems is presented. The procedure bases on a support vector machine (SVM) classifier applied on statistical properties of the cycles after principal component transformation. The procedure is tested on real-world power consumption time series with 1 s resolution from three different buildings monitored over 1 year. Due to the absence of ground truth validation data, training data for the SVM algorithm are distilled from the measurement data by outlier removal and subsequent K-means classification. The dependence of energy demand for space heating (heating curve) and DHW provision on the ambient temperature are investigated for validation and agrees with Swiss building standards.


Operation state recognition Smart grid monitoring Residential heat pumps Automated task attribution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and ArtsHorwSwitzerland
  2. 2.Swisscom Energy SolutionsOltenSwitzerland

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