Demo Abstract: PLAID: a Public Dataset of High-Resolution Electrical Appliance Measurements for Load Identification Research


We introduce the Plug-Level Appliance Identification Dataset (PLAID), a public and crowd-sourced dataset for load identification research consisting of short voltage and current measurements (in the order of a few seconds) for different residential appliances. The goal of PLAID is to provide a public library for high-resolution appliance measurements that can be integrated into existing or novel appliance identification algorithms. PLAID currently contains measurements for more than 200 different appliance instances, representing 11 appliance classes, and totaling more than a thousand records. In this demo we summarize the existing dataset, demonstrate how new records can be added to the library using a web interface and, finally, walk through a live example of how the library can be integrated into an existing non-intrusive load monitoring (NILM) algorithm framework.