Novel domestic building energy consumption dataset: 1D timeseries and 2D Gramian Angular Fields representation

Published: 20 January 2023| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/v2wr7grbbg.2
Abdullah Alsalemi,
Hossein Malekmohamadi,


This dataset, collected in 2022 in a domestic household in the UK, provides appliance-level power consumption data and ambient environmental conditions as a timeseries and as a collection of 2D images created using Gramian Angular Fields (GAF). The importance of the dataset lies in (a) providing the research community with a dataset that combines appliance-level data coupled with important contextual information for the surrounding environment; (b) presents energy data summaries as 2D images to help obtain novel insights from the data using data visualization and Machine Learning (ML). The methodology involves installing smart plugs to a number of domestic appliances, environmental and occupancy sensors, and connecting the plus and the sensors to a High-Performance Edge Computing (HPEC) system to privately store, pre-process, and post-process data. The heterogenous data include several parameters, including power consumption (W), voltage (V), current (A), ambient indoor temperature (°C), relative indoor humidity (RH%), and occupancy (binary). The dataset also includes outdoor weather conditions based on data from MET Norway including temperature (°C), outdoor humidity (RH%), barometric pressure (hPA), wind bearing (deg), and windspeed (m/s). This dataset is valuable for energy efficiency researchers, electrical engineers, and computer scientists to develop, validate, and deploy and computer vision and data-driven energy efficiency systems.



De Montfort University


Energy Efficiency, Image Visualization, Internet of Things