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​Improvement of NILM Technology and Methods for Accuracy Testing


Non-intrusive load monitoring (NILM) technology is targeted for reducing the cost and time requirements of measuring and verifying changes to the performance of energy-using systems in a building. Phase 1 of this project will improve and standardize current procedures for measuring the accuracy of NILM technology in disaggregating energy use by single loads from a single, premise-level meter. Phase 2 will include the development and prototyping of a sensor to more accurately distinguish the run times of large appliances, based on vibrations from motor operation.

Timeline: 2014 – 2016

Collaborators: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), US DOE