A procedure to group residential air-conditioning load profiles during the hottest days in summer

D. A. Hull, T. A. Reddy

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Abstract

A methodology is proposed whereby residential customers can be grouped by their diurnal air-conditioner use profiles during the hottest days in summer. The procedure, illustrated with data from a load experiment study, involves three phases. The first is to form a subset of electricity use data corresponding solely to days when utilities are likely to face summer peaking problems. The second phase is to identify a characteristic diurnal A/C load profile for each customer which adequately represents his day-to-day behavior during these peak days. The final phase is to cluster these diurnal A/C load profiles into physically consistent discrete groups. The eventual practical applications of this methodology are that it could assist utilities in better planning and implementing cost-effective peak shaving strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1085-1097
Number of pages13
JournalEnergy
Volume15
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Pollution
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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