The AMPds dataset has been release to help load disaggregation/NILM and eco-feedback researcher test their algorithms, models, systems, and prototypes. This dataset is intended to be multi-year capture of the consumption of my house.
This dataset contains electricity, water, and natural gas measurements at one minute intervals. A total of 1,051,200 readings per meter for 2 years of monitoring. Additionally, this new version has been fixed so that there are not missing readings and the water meter pulse reset problem.
Weather data from Environment Canada's YVR weather station has also been added. This hourly weather data covers the same period of time as AMPds and includes a summary of
climate normals observed from the years between 1981-2010.
S. Makonin, F. Popowich, L. Bartram, B. Gill, and I. V. Bajic (2013). AMPds: A Public Dataset for Load Disaggregation and Eco-Feedback Research. In Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC).
We monitored a house built in 1955 in the greater Vancouver region in British Columbia (Canada), which underwent major renovations in 2005 and 2006-receiving a Canadian Government EnerGuide rating of 82%.
|WHE||Whole-House Meter||240V||200A Double-Pole|
|B1E||North Bedroom||120V||15A Single-Pole|
|B2E||Master and South Bedroom||120V||15A Single-Pole|
|BME||Basement Plugs and Lights||120V||15A Single-Pole|
|CDE||Clothes Dryer||240V||30A Double-Pole|
|CWE||Clothes Washer||120V||15A Single-Pole|
|DNE||Dining Room Plugs||120V||15A Single-Pole|
|EBE||Electronics Workbench||120V||15A Single-Pole|
|EQE||Security/Network Equipment||120V||15A Single-Pole|
|FGE||Kitchen Fridge||120V||15A Single-Pole|
|FRE||Forced Air Furnace: Fan and Thermostat||120V||15A Single-Pole|
|HPE||Heat Pump||240V||40A Double-Pole|
|HTE||Instant Hot Water Unit||120V||15A Single-Pole|
|OFE||Home Office||120V||15A Single-Pole|
|OUE||Outside Plug||120V||15A Single-Pole|
|RSE||Rental Suite Sub-Panel||240V||100A Double-Pole|
|TVE||Entertainment: TV, PVR, AMP||120V||15A Single-Pole|
|UTE||Utility Room Plug||120V||15A Single-Pole|
|WOE||Wall Oven||240V||30A Double-Pole|
|UNE||Unmetered Loads Soft-Meter||n/a|
|Natural Gas Sub-Metering|
|FRG||HVAC/Furnace Fan Heating||n/a|
|HTW||Instant Hot Water Unit||n/a|
Electricity measurements are taken by 2 DENT PowerScout 18 units metering 24 loads at the electrical circuit breaker panel. Measurements are read over a RS-485/Modbus communication link by data acquisition equipment. Natural gas measurements are taken by an Elster AC250 gas meter and a Elster BK-G4 gas meter; both send pulses to the data acquisition equipment. Water measurements are taken by 2 Elster/Kent V100 water meters, which also send pulses to the data acquisition equipment.
|Voltage ( V )||V||Current ( I )||A|
|Real Power ( P )||W||Real Energy ( Pt )||Wh|
|Reactive Power ( Q )||VAR||Reactive Energy ( Qt )||VARh|
|Apparent Power ( S )||VA||Apparent Energy ( St )||VAh|
|Displacement Power Factor ( DPF )||ratio||Apparent Power Factor ( APF )||ratio|
|Frequency ( f )||Hz|
|Natural Gas Measurements||Water Measurements|
|Pulse Counter||dm3||Pulse Counter||L|
|Average Rate||dm3/h||Average Rate||L/min|
|Instantaneous Rate||dm3/h||Instantaneous Rate||L/min|
All data file rows begin with the timestamp integer value of 1333263600. The house used in AMPds is in the America/Vancouver timezone. So the timestamp 1333263600 is equivalent to April 01, 2012 12:00:00 AM (local time) or Apr 01, 2012 07:00:00 (GMT or UTC).
The house HVAC setup is often called a duel-fuel system, using forced air. Natural gas is used, but only when it is too cold. At about 2°C (or 35.5°F) there would be a change over from electric heating from the heat pump to gas heating from the central furnace. At that temperature there is not heat that the heat pump can give, it is a stain on the compressor. The FRG meter will have data for the furnace using gas. HPE is the breaker for the heat pump. FRE is the breaker for he furnace fan and thermostat. The gas furnace (where the fan is) is a 2-stage, variable speed fan forced air and is rated at 94% efficient.. The heat pump has a 2-stage compressor and is rated at 17 SEER. The heat pump is there central unit for air conditioning, there are not other air conditioning units in the house (besides the windows).
Appliance that use natural gas in my house are: the furnace (FRG), the instant hot water unit, the cooking stove (not oven), and the fireplace (rarely used).