Nonintrusive load-shed verification

David Bergman, Dong Jin, Joshua Juen, Naoki Tanaka, Carl Gunter, Andrew Wright

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Smart-grid support for demand response lets electricity service providers shed loads during peak usage periods with minimal consumer inconvenience. Direct load control is a strategy in which consumers enroll appliances, such as electric water heaters, air conditioners, and electric vehicles, in a program to respond to load-shed instructions in exchange for a discount on electricity prices or other incentives. Direct control's effectiveness depends on the provider's ability to verify that appliances respond to load-shed instructions. Nonintrusive load monitoring, in which electric power meters identify loads generated by specific appliances, provides a practical strategy for load-shed verification in residences. Nonintrusive load-shed verification simplifies the trust assumptions required for direct-control deployment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5582069
Pages (from-to)49-57
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Pervasive Computing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011


  • cybersecurity
  • demand response
  • demand side management
  • nonintrusive load monitoring
  • pervasive computing
  • smart grid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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