Statistics-Based Approach to Enable Consumer Profile Definition for Demand Response Programs

  • R. A. S. FernandesEmail author
  • L. O. Deus
  • L. Gomes
  • Z. Vale
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 620)


This paper presents a statistical analysis of a database generated by voltage and current measurements acquired in a laboratorial environment, which simulates a residential kitchen. In this sense, data were acquired during one month in order to verify both the occurrence of errors as well as the possible identification of the loads. Thus, it is intended that the statistical analysis allows the database to be used to the purposes of Demand Response. However, at first, there was an analysis by histograms in order to verify the occurrence of errors on the measurements and then the feature extraction stage. In the sequence, these features were used to dene decision rules that could perform the identification of loads. The results obtained demonstrated an average precision rate of more than 90%.


statiscal analysis non-intrusive load monitoring confidence intervals demand response 


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This paper was supported by FAPESP (grant number 2016/00641–4), CAPES and CNPq.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. S. Fernandes
    • 1
    Email author
  • L. O. Deus
    • 1
  • L. Gomes
    • 2
  • Z. Vale
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringFederal University of Sao Carlos - UFSCarSao CarlosBrazil
  2. 2.Knowledge Engineering and Decision Support Research Center – GECADInstitute Polytechnic of Porto – IPPPortoPortugal

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