A demonstration of reproducible state-of-the-art energy disaggregation using NILMTK

Nipun Batra, Rithwik Kukunuri, Ayush Pandey, Raktim Malakar, Rajat Kumar, Odysseas Krystalakos, Mingjun Zhong, Paulo Meira, Oliver Parson

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Abstract

Non-intrusive load monitoring (NILM) or energy disaggregation involves separating the household energy measured at the aggregate level into constituent appliances. The NILM toolkit (NILMTK) was introduced in 2014 towards making NILM research reproducible. NILMTK has served as the reference library for data set parsers and reference benchmark algorithm implementations. However, few publications presenting algorithmic contributions within the field went on to contribute implementations back to the toolkit. This work presents a demonstration of a new version of NILMTK [2] which has a rewrite of the disaggregation API and a new experiment API which lower the barrier to entry for algorithm developers and simplify the definition of algorithm comparison experiments. This demo also marks the release of NILMTK-contrib: a new repository containing NILMTK-compatible implementations of 3 benchmarks and 9 recent disaggregation algorithms. The demonstration covers an extensive empirical evaluation using a number of publicly available data sets across three important experiment scenarios to showcase the ease of performing reproducible research in NILMTK.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuildSys 2019 - Proceedings of the 6th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings, Cities, and Transportation
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages358-359
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450370059
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2019
Event6th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings, Cities, and Transportation, BuildSys 2019 - New York, United States
Duration: 13 Nov 201914 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameBuildSys 2019 - Proceedings of the 6th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings, Cities, and Transportation

Conference

Conference6th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings, Cities, and Transportation, BuildSys 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York
Period13/11/1914/11/19

Keywords

  • Energy disaggregation
  • Non-intrusive load monitoring
  • Smart meters

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