Non-intrusive Load Monitoring on the Edge of the Network: A Smart Measurement Node

  • Hugo Wöhrl
  • Davide BrunelliEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 627)


To efficiently reduce energy usage in buildings, it is necessary to understand how energy is consumed today. Non-intrusive load monitoring (NILM) is a promising approach where appliance level load profiles can be extracted from an agglomerated single-point measurement using statistical or machine-learning methodology. Moving NILM to the edge of the network holds many advantages like reduced operation cost and decreased power consumption while minimizing privacy concerns. In this paper, we present a NILM hardware that can apply real-time NILM on the edge of the network on an ultra-low power AI-optimized microcontroller.


Non-intrusive load monitoring Smart meter Power efficiency Energy disaggregation Blind source separation problem 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Computer ScienceTechnical University of BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Department of Industrial EngineeringUniversity of TrentoTrentoItaly

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