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Power Alert System using K-Means for Smart Home

Lookup NU author(s): Weixian Li, Dr Thillainathan Logenthiran, Dr Van-Tung Phan, Dr Wai Lok Woo


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© 2018 IEEE. Smart homes are part of a fundamental smart grid concept for smart cities. Home energy management system (HEMS) became an essential tool for smart homes to monitor electricity consumption and prevent energy wastages. In this paper, a Power Alert System (PAS) is proposed for HEMS to indicate the power consumption level of smart homes. In the proposed system, K-means algorithm is applied to classify power consumption into three levels, namely high, average and low. To evaluate the developed system, real-time unsupervised power consumption data has been collected from a Singapore smart home. In this practical residential environment, the developed system has performed a reliable clustering and created energy awareness for the residents. This classification of the energy consumption was compared with a traditional classification.

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Author(s): Li W, Logenthiran T, Phan V-T, Woo WL

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: International Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, ISGT Asia 2018

Year of Conference: 2018

Pages: 722-727

Online publication date: 20/09/2018

Acceptance date: 22/05/2018

Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.


DOI: 10.1109/ISGT-Asia.2018.8467949

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ISBN: 9781538642917