AMPds 2

The Almanac of Minutely Power Dataset - 2 Years
(a dataset consisting of electricity, water, and natural gas consumption)

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.

More details about the house, meters uses, measurements taken, and how to get access to the dataset are described below (on this website) and in my research paper (the below citation information).

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).     

Dataset Access

For access to download AMPds, you will need a username/password. Please send us an email from your institution email account that states your affiliation and I will send you the username/password. By downloading AMPds you agree to the following Terms of Use.

Terms of Use
Using AMPds requires you to cite my research paper (citation information above or use bibtex file) in your publications or presentations. I request that if you use AMPds in your publication that you provide me a copy of the publication. I request that you do not share the password to access AMPds or AMPds files/archive with other researchers; they need to make a direct request to me. You cannot use AMPds for commercial reasons without express written agreement from myself. The granting of commercial use requires the purchase of a licence to do so. You agree that I make no warranties about AMPds, and disclaim liability for all uses of AMPds, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. When using or citing AMPds, you should not imply endorsement by me. I reserve the right, in my sole discretion, not to grant access to AMPds to specific requests for access. Although rare, such refusals may occur due to situations that pose a conflict of interest, for example. I also reserve the right, in my sole discretion, to change this Terms of Use Agreement at any time without prior notice.

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The House

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%.

Electricity Sub-Metering
IDDescriptionVoltageBreaker Type
WHEWhole-House Meter240V200A Double-Pole
B1ENorth Bedroom120V15A Single-Pole
B2EMaster and South Bedroom120V15A Single-Pole
BMEBasement Plugs and Lights120V15A Single-Pole
CDEClothes Dryer240V30A Double-Pole
CWEClothes Washer120V15A Single-Pole
DNEDining Room Plugs120V15A Single-Pole
DWEDishwasher120V15A Single-Pole
EBEElectronics Workbench120V15A Single-Pole
EQESecurity/Network Equipment120V15A Single-Pole
FGEKitchen Fridge120V15A Single-Pole
FREForced Air Furnace: Fan and Thermostat120V15A Single-Pole
GREGarage240V60A Double-Pole
HPEHeat Pump240V40A Double-Pole
HTEInstant Hot Water Unit120V15A Single-Pole
OFEHome Office120V15A Single-Pole
OUEOutside Plug120V15A Single-Pole
RSERental Suite Sub-Panel240V100A Double-Pole
TVEEntertainment: TV, PVR, AMP120V15A Single-Pole
UTEUtility Room Plug120V15A Single-Pole
WOEWall Oven240V30A Double-Pole
UNEUnmetered Loads Soft-Metern/a
Natural Gas Sub-Metering
WHGWhole-House Metern/a
FRGHVAC/Furnace Fan Heatingn/a
Water Sub-Metering
WHWWhole-House Metern/a
HTWInstant Hot Water Unitn/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.

Electricity Measurements
DescriptionUnits DescriptionUnits
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
DescriptionUnits DescriptionUnits
Pulse Counterdm3 Pulse CounterL
Average Ratedm3/h Average RateL/min
Instantaneous Ratedm3/h Instantaneous RateL/min

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

How are timestamps used?

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).

Do you have more details about the HVAC system?

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).

What appliances use natural gas?

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).