Developing effective demand-side management strategies is essential to meet future residential water demands, pursue water conservation, and reduce the costs for water utilities. The effectiveness of water demand management strategies relies on our understanding of water consumers’ behavior and their consumption habits and routines, which can be monitored through the deployment of smart metering technologies and the adoption of data analytics and machine learning techniques. This work contributes a novel modeling procedure, based on a combination of clustering and principal component analysis, which allows performing water users’ segmentation on the basis of their eigenbehaviors (i.e., recurrent water consumption behaviors) automatically identified from smart metered consumption data. The approach is tested against a dataset of smart metered water consumption data from 175 households in the municipality of Tegna (CH). Numerical results demonstrate the potential of the method for identifying typical profiles of water consumption, which constitute essential information to support residential water demand management.

Profiling residential water users’ routines by eigenbehavior modelling

COMINOLA, ANDREA;GIULIANI, MATTEO;CASTELLETTI, ANDREA FRANCESCO
2016-01-01

Abstract

Developing effective demand-side management strategies is essential to meet future residential water demands, pursue water conservation, and reduce the costs for water utilities. The effectiveness of water demand management strategies relies on our understanding of water consumers’ behavior and their consumption habits and routines, which can be monitored through the deployment of smart metering technologies and the adoption of data analytics and machine learning techniques. This work contributes a novel modeling procedure, based on a combination of clustering and principal component analysis, which allows performing water users’ segmentation on the basis of their eigenbehaviors (i.e., recurrent water consumption behaviors) automatically identified from smart metered consumption data. The approach is tested against a dataset of smart metered water consumption data from 175 households in the municipality of Tegna (CH). Numerical results demonstrate the potential of the method for identifying typical profiles of water consumption, which constitute essential information to support residential water demand management.
Proceedings of the 8th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software
978-88-9035-745-9
: user profiling; user segmentation; principal component analysis; water demand management; machine learning
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