Towards Applicability: A Comparative Study onNon-Intrusive Load Monitoring Algorithms

Huamin Ren, Filippo Maria Bianchi, Jingyue Li, Rasmus Løvenstein Olsen, Robert Jense, Stian Normann Anfinsen

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Non-intrusive load monitoring is an important en-ergy disaggregation technology, which can provide appliance-levelconsumption estimation given a series of total consumption overtime, aiding users green awareness and living as well as devicefault detection. Despite of the claimed performance, an insightfulanalysis on practical perspectives is still lacking. In this paperwe therefore propose a unified pipeline to conduct comparativeexperiments on four representative state-of-the-art algorithms.We further provide an in-depth look at two crucial factorsaffecting algorithms’ feasibility in practice, namely sampling rateand transferability, as well as the algorithms’ performance onenergy disaggregation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE)
Number of pages5
Publication date10 Jan 2021
Article number9427652
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-9767-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-9766-1
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2021
Event 2021 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE) - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 10 Jan 202112 Jan 2021


Conference 2021 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
SeriesIEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics, (ICCE)


  • NILM
  • deep learning
  • energy disaggregation

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