Thursday, 6 June 2013

Data set collected by UK EST, DECC and DEFRA

In 2012, the UK Energy Savings TrustDepartment of Energy and Climate Change, and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published a 15 page report called Powering the Nation. This report summarises the full 600 page Household Electricity Use Study, which aimed to better understand how electricity is consumed in UK households. As part of this study, 251 owner-occupier households were monitored across England between April 2010 and April 2011. Of these households, 26 were monitored for 12 months, and 225 were monitored for 1 month. For each household, the energy consumption of 13-51 appliances was monitored at 2 minute intervals. A software portal is currently under development to provide access to the data set, although in the meantime the data can individually requested from ICF International by contacting efficient.products@icfi.com.

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