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Load Profiles of Selected Major Household Appliances and their Demand Response Opportunities

Manisa Pipattanasomporn, Senior Member, IEEE, Murat Kuzlu, Member, IEEE, Saifur Rahman, Fellow, IEEE, and Yonael Teklu, Member, IEEE

IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol. 5, No. 2, March 2014, pp. 742-750


Electrical power consumption data and load profiles of major household appliances are crucial elements for demand re- sponse studies. This paper discusses load profiles of selected major household appliances in the U.S., including two clothes washers, two clothes dryers, two air conditioners, an electric water heater, an electric oven, a dishwasher, and two refrigerators. Their elec- trical power consumption data measured in one-second intervals, together with one-minute data (averaged over 60 one-second read- ings), are provided in an online data repository (URL: www.ari.vt. edu/research-data/). The data were gathered from two homes in Virginia and Maryland during July–October 2012. In this paper, demand response opportunities provided by these appliances are also discussed.

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