Bournemouth University and Baringa selected to deliver data analysis and algorithm development to the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI).
The High Frequency Appliance Disaggregation Analysis project will analyse real world data from the ETI’s Home Energy Management System (HEMS) in five homes to gather detailed energy data from water, gas and electricity use.
This data will help develop algorithms to forecast domestic energy needs of the future and provide industry with valuable insight into consumer energy use to develop efficient energy services.
Bournemouth University and specialist energy advisors Baringa Partners have both been selected by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) to undertake data analysis in a new knowledge building smart energy project that will investigate domestic energy use.
The High Frequency Appliance Disaggregation Analysis (HFADA) project builds upon work undertaken in the Smart Systems and Heat (SSH) programme delivered by the Energy Systems Catapult for the ETI, to refine intelligence and gain detailed smart home energy data.
The project will analyse in depth data from five homes that have been trialling the SSH programme’s Home Energy Management System (HEMS) to identify which appliances are present within a building and when they are in operation. The main goal of the HFADA project is to detect human behaviour patterns in order to forecast the home energy needs of people in the future. In particular the project will deliver a detailed set of data mining algorithms to help identify patterns of building occupancy and energy use within domestic homes from water, gas and electricity data.
Bournemouth University and Baringa, working in partnership with ASI Data Science, will work independently of each other to provide information derived from the water, gas and electricity use in these UK homes, from the end of 2017 to middle of 2018.
Programme Manager - ESD&SSH
Rebecca Sweeney, ETI Smart Systems and Heat programme manager said: ETI’s research highlights that a Home Energy Management System should be a key component of a future smart energy system. However, we are aware that most consumers are not ready or willing to engage with their energy system, and so product solutions need to be consumer focused if they are to be effective.
HEMS is a key factor in our Smart Systems and Heat programme, ensuring that future attempts to change energy and heat consumption is more consumer focused. This analysis project, delivered by Bournemouth University and Baringa will provide industry with valuable insight into consumer energy use so that it can improve heating system performance built on a secure and flexible platform.
Spanning a six-month period of research during the winter and summer months, the two research parties will carry out further analysis and algorithm development using data from five homes. We anticipate that this analysis will provide a proof of concept for industry to develop the next generation of home energy management systems, for use in UK housing stock.