Residential Loads May 2, 2016

Power measurements for various residential appliances in the System Performance Lab (SPL) in the Energy System Integration Facility (ESIF). This data set was collected as part of a project evaluating a new type of power meter that can reduce the cost of submetering many circuits in a building (data from sensors being evaluated are not included in this data set).

SPL contains three homes, each with a set of major appliances and outlets for minor appliances and electronics. Every circuit has a dedicated power meter. The lab can be used for a range of different types of projects, such as evaluating innovative sensors and controls, investigating the performance of home energy management systems, looking at the impact of demand response programs on individual appliances, and integrating renewable generation and energy storage with residential buildings.
1 Data Resource
Name Size Type Resource Description History
Export_SPL_House2_050216_Data.csv 4.18 MB Data Power data from residential appliances. Format: A timestamp column gives the date and time (at 1Hz resolution) in Excel’s serial day format (days since January 1, 1900 12:00am), which can be displayed as a date and time using Excel’s number formatting options. The rest of the columns are power data for different equipment. For each measurement, there is a data column (such as DP2_Condenser_Power_Val (Actual Values)) and a units column (DP2_Condenser_Power_Units). There are three columns that say VAR _Val at the end of the description, instead of Power_Val – these are reactive power measurements and the units are actually VARs, not Watts. The name of appliance is given in the column description.
Author Information
Bethany Sparn, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Cite This Dataset
Sparn, Bethany. 2016. "Residential Loads May 2, 2016." NREL Data Catalog. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Last updated: March 28, 2024.
About This Dataset
Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF)
Funding Organization
Work for Others (SPP, WFO)
Research Areas
Buildings Efficiency
Energy Analysis
Energy Systems Integration
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