High-resolution electricity load profiles of selected houses in Qatar

Omar Alrawi, Islam Safak Bayram, Muammer Koç

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Abstract

In Qatar, nearly 60% of the electricity is consumed in the domestic sector, yet very little is known about behind the meter electricity consumption. In this paper, we present and analyze electricity load measurements taken at ten houses in Qatar. We installed Smappee energy monitors at each house and recorded the measurements at 5-min intervals. This study includes measurements from July to November 2017. Results indicate that air-conditioning dominates residential consumption. Furthermore, the size of the house and the air conditioning type are the main determinants of the electricity consumption for summer months, while in winter months the difference in consumption per capita diminishes significantly. To the best of author's knowledge, this is the first study that presents behind the meter electricity consumption data in Qatar and in the GCC region. Such results will be used in future research activities such as designing PV rooftop-energy storage systems and demand response programs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE 12th International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538625088
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2018
Event12th IEEE International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2018 - Doha, Qatar
Duration: 10 Apr 201812 Apr 2018

Other

Other12th IEEE International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2018
CountryQatar
CityDoha
Period10/4/1812/4/18

Keywords

  • Energy and buildings
  • Load profiling
  • Smart grids education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Alrawi, O., Bayram, I. S., & Koç, M. (2018). High-resolution electricity load profiles of selected houses in Qatar. In Proceedings - 2018 IEEE 12th International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2018 (pp. 1-6). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CPE.2018.8372569