Workshop: NILM for demand response – solutions for the energy crisis

An online workshop organised by IEEE Power and Energy Society Switzerland and the Swiss Energy Data Working Group

Co-hosted by IEEE PES UK&I



How is load disaggregation enabling demand response? Does it have a role to play in the energy crisis?

The IEEE Power and Energy Society Switzerland organized a workshop that focused on the latest developments in Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring (NILM) for residential demand response. The workshop explored the relevance of NILM as a tool to alleviate the energy crisis by investigating its practical application in residential demand response.

The workshop brought together speakers from academia and industry to discuss the latest developments in NILM and its potential use in residential demand response. The workshop considered various aspects of NILM, such as smart meter data access, privacy, and security, including the application of web3 protocols.

The workshop also looked into NILM model transferability of NILM and how it could be used in different contexts. This includes examples from emerging technologies and recently funded innovation projects. The participants had the opportunity to learn about the latest research in the field and discuss practical applications of NILM.

The workshop included an interactive session, where participants exchanged ideas and experiences related to NILM and residential demand response. Through these sessions, participants explored new strategies for implementing NILM and discussed potential challenges related to the adoption of this technology.

The workshop aimed to provide an opportunity for participants to learn about the potential benefits of NILM and how it can contribute to a more sustainable and efficient energy system.

A complete recording of the event is available here.


15:00-15:10 Introduction from the Chair

15:10-15:40 Session 1: Keynote – Trustworthy NILM (Dr Lina Stankovic, Reader, University of Strathclyde, biography)

15:40-16:10 Session 2: The smart meter customer information interface: challenges, experiences and opportunities for NILM applications (Hermann Hüni, CEO gPlug)

Practical experience with the customer information interface (CII): can the smart meter CII provide a reliable data source for NILM applications?

16:10-16:40 Session 3: Advances in privacy and security for NILM (Colin Gounden, CEO VIA Science AG / Skylight Connect)

Addressing the NILM data privacy problem using Web3 technologies, in the context of the Skylight Connect Innosuisse project.

16:40-17:10 Session 4: In practice: the GIASES project (Guido Kniesel HSLU, Thomas Gall, CEO ASGAL Informatik GmbH)

Slide set 1 | Slide set 2

Insights from the ongoing SFOE-funded GIASES project, which pilots a holistic adaptive smart energy system for smoothing peak loads with flexible consumers and optimizing the production planning of power plant operators.

17:10 – 17:25 Session 5: Transferability & NILM: a review. Christoph Klemenjak, HSLU

A review on the transferability of NILM, and a look-ahead to future projects that will improve the performance of NILM model transfer.

17:25 – 17:50 Session 6: Interactive audience and panel Q&A

18:00: Event close

This event was supported and co-organised by the Swiss Energy Data Working Group.

The event was co-hosted by IEEE Power and Energy Society UK&I


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