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Finding the creatures of habit: clustering households based on their flexibility in using electricity

Dent, Ian; Craig, Tony; Aickelin, Uwe; Rodden, Tom

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Ian Dent

Tony Craig

Uwe Aickelin

Tom Rodden



Abstract

Changes in the UK electricity market, particularly with the roll out of smart meters, will provide greatly increased opportunities for initiatives intended to change households' electricity usage patterns for the benefit of the overall system. Users show differences in their regular behaviours and clustering households into similar groupings based on this variability provides for efficient targeting of initiatives. Those people who are stuck into a regular pattern of activity may be the least receptive to an initiative to change behaviour. A sample of 180 households from the UK are clustered into four groups as an initial test of the concept and useful, actionable groupings are found.

Publication Date Oct 25, 2012
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Dent, I., Craig, T., Aickelin, U., & Rodden, T. (2012). Finding the creatures of habit: clustering households based on their flexibility in using electricity
Keywords Electricity Load Profiles, Clustering, Flexibility, Demand Side Management
Publisher URL http://www.dotrural.ac.uk/digitalfutures/sites/default/files/digitalfutures2012papers/Papers/Session4BDataMiningMachineLearning/Dent_etal_ClusteringHouseholds.pdf
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information Published in: Digital Futures 2012: the Third Annual Digital Economy All Hands Conference, United Kingdom, 23-25 October. New York : ACM, 2012.

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