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Towards Low-Cost Energy Monitoring

Towards Low-Cost Energy Monitoring
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Author(s): Aqeel H. Kazmi (CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technologies, Ireland & University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland), Michael J. O'Grady (CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technologies, Ireland & University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland) and Gregory M.P. O' Hare (CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technologies, Ireland & University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland)
Copyright: 2015
Pages: 6
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5888-2.ch289

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Abstract

A number of energy problems including limited energy resources, increased energy demand, and rising energy prices, have motivated energy conservation in the residential and commercial sectors. Access to real-time energy usage information is perceived as a prerequisite for energy usage reductions. A variety of computational approaches have been proposed to monitor energy usage within buildings. Currently, Non-intrusive Load Monitoring (NILM) is perceived as the most cost-effective and scalable solution. In this article, a technological profile of this technique is constructed through the provision of key background developments, revision of existing solutions, consideration of outstanding problems, and identification of some pertinent future research directions.

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