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Title: Domestic electricity use: a high-resolution energy demand model
Authors: Richardson, Ian
Thomson, Murray
Infield, David
Clifford, Conor
Keywords: Domestic electricity use
Domestic appliances
Energy demand modelling
Demand side management
Demand response
Flexible demand
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: RICHARDSON, I. ... et al, 2010. Domestic electricity use: a high-resolution energy demand model. Energy and Buildings, 42 (10), pp.1878-1887.
Abstract: The pattern of electricity use in an individual domestic dwelling is highly dependent upon the activities of the occupants and their associated use of electrical appliances. This paper presents a high-resolution model of domestic electricity use, that is based upon a combination of patterns of active occupancy (i.e. when people are at home and awake), and daily activity profiles that characterise how people spend their time performing certain activities. One-minute resolution synthetic electricity demand data is created through the simulation of appliance use; the model covers all major appliances commonly found in the domestic environment. In order to validate the model, electricity demand was recorded over the period of a year within 22 dwellings in the East Midlands, UK. A thorough quantitative comparison is made between the synthetic and measured data sets, showing them to have similar statistical characteristics. A freely downloadable example of the model is made available and may be configured to the particular requirements of users or incorporated into other models.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2010.05.023
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/6997
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2010.05.023
ISSN: 0378-7788
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)
Published Articles (CREST)

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