Balancing supply and demand management in energy grids requires knowing energy consumption in advance. Therefore, forecasting residential energy consumption accurately plays a key role for future energy systems. For this purpose, in the literature a number of prediction algorithms have been used. This work aims to increase the accuracy of those predictions as much as possible. Accordingly, we first introduce an algorithm selection approach, which identifies the best prediction algorithm for the given residence with respect to its characteristics such as number of people living, appliances and so on. In addition to this, we also study combining multiple learners to increase the accuracy of the predictions. In our experimental setup, we evaluate the aforementioned approaches. Empirical results show that adopting an algorithm selection approach performs better than any single prediction algorithm. Furthermore, combining multiple learners increases the accuracy of the energy consumption prediction significantly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-400
Number of pages10
JournalFuture Generation Computer Systems
Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Research areas

  • Electricity consumption prediction, Algorithm selection, ion predictionAlgorithm selectionCombining multiple learners, Time series prediction

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