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Plug Load Data

Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

We provide MATLAB binary files (.mat) and comma separated values files of data collected from a pilot study of a plug load management system that allows for the metering and control of individual electrical plug loads. The study included 15 power strips, each containing 4 channels (receptacles), which wirelessly transmitted power consumption data approximately once per second to 3 bridges. The bridges were connected to a building local area network which relayed data to a cloud-based service. Data were archived once per minute with the minimum, mean, and maximum power draw over each one minute interval recorded. The uncontrolled portion of the testing spanned approximately five weeks and established a baseline energy consumption. The controlled portion of the testing employed schedule-based rules for turning off selected loads during non-business hours; it also modified the energy saver policies for certain devices.

Three folders are provided: “matFilesAllChOneDate” provides a MAT-file for each date, each file has all channels; “matFilesOneChAllDates” provides a MAT-file for each channel, each file has all dates; “csvFiles” provides comma separated values files for each date (note that because of data export size limitations, there are 10 csv files for each date). Each folder has the same data; there is no practical difference in content, only the way in which it is organized.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023
Data Update Frequency irregular

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023
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Data First Published 2011-12-01
Data Last Modified 2020-01-29
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
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