The ETI commissioned the HEMS & ICT Market project to undertake an in depth study and assessment of HEMS along with what data, processes and controls andpotential additional services enabled via a linked ICT system. The project delivers key insights and findings in terms of potential future offerings and capabilities of these products along with market assessment information. The aim of the project was to characterise the existing market for HEMS and ICT systems and to quantify the market/commercial opportunities for future HEMS and ICT propositions for both consumer and business.
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 analysed in depth datafrom five homes that trialed 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 was to detect human behaviour patterns in order to forecast the home energy needs of people in the future. In particular the project delivered 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.
The deliverable addresses the problem of prediction of hot water usage and gas using online regression models. While there was no access to the quantity of hot water consumed over time by the inhabitant, the inference can be made using the temperature of the domestic hot water flow and the central heating flow. The algorithmic steps are provided in this report, and a full description of the algorithms is given in the referred papers