Household Classification Using Smart Meter Data

Paula Carroll, Tadhg Murphy, Michael Hanley, Daniel Dempsey, John Dunne
2018 Journal of Official Statistics  
This article describes a project conducted in conjunction with the Central Statistics Office of Ireland in response to a planned national rollout of smart electricity metering in Ireland. We investigate how this new data source might be used for the purpose of official statistics production. This study specifically looks at the question of determining household composition from electricity smart meter data using both Neural Networks (a supervised machine learning approach) and Elastic Net
more » ... ic regression. An overview of both classification techniques is given. Results for both approaches are presented with analysis. We find that the smart meter data alone is limited in its capability to distinguish between household categories but that it does provide some useful insights.
doi:10.1515/jos-2018-0001 fatcat:qmnx5kyoujflfaruli3uphvobi