Recent approaches and applications of non-intrusive load monitoring

I. Abubakar, S. N. Khalid, M. W. Mustafa, Hussain Shareef, M. Mustapha

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The Appliance Load Monitoring is vital in every energy consuming system be it commercial, residential or industrial in nature. Traditional load monitoring system, which used to be intrusive in nature require the installation of sensors to every load of interest which makes the system to be costly, time consuming and complex. Nonintrusive load monitoring (NILM) system uses the aggregated measurement at the utility service entry to identify and disaggregate the appliances connected in the building, which means only one set of sensors is required and it does not require entrance into the consumer premises. We presented a study in this paper providing a comprehensive review of the state of art of NILM, the different methods applied by researchers so far, before concluding with the future research direction, which include automatic home energy saving using NILM. The study also found that more efforts are needed from the researchers to apply NILM in appliance energy management, for example a Home Energy Management System (HEMS).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4609-4618
Number of pages10
JournalARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Appliance signature
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Energy management
  • Home automation
  • Nonintrusive load monitoring (nilm)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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