REFIT: Electrical Load Measurements



The REFIT Electrical Load Measurements dataset includes raw electrical consumption data in Watts for 20 households at aggregate and appliance level, timestamped and sampled at 8 second intervals. This dataset is intended to be used for research into energy conservation and advanced energy services, ranging from non-intrusive appliance load monitoring, demand response measures, tailored energy and retrofit advice, appliance usage analysis, consumption and time-use statistics and smart home/building automation. Please refer to the linked paper below for more details.

When using this dataset please cite the following paper in Scientific Data,

This work has been carried out as part of the REFIT project (`Personalised Retrofit Decision Support Tools for UK Homes using Smart Home Technology', Grant Reference EP/K002368/1/1). REFIT is a consortium of three universities - Loughborough, Strathclyde and East Anglia - and ten industry stakeholders funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) under the Transforming Energy Demand in Buildings through Digital Innovation (BuildTEDDI) funding programme.

A cleaned data version of this dataset (deposited 16/06/2016) is also available from the Data Sets link below.
Date made available2015
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Temporal coverageOct 2013 - Jun 2015
Date of data production18 Sep 2015
Geographical coverageUnited Kingdom, Loughborough

Research Output

  • 6 Article
  • 3 Paper
  • 1 Conference contribution book

Improving event-based non-intrusive load monitoring using graph signal processing

Zhao, B., He, K., Stankovic, L. & Stankovic, V., 20 Sep 2018, In : IEEE Access. p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 15 Citations (Scopus)
    131 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
  • 55 Citations (Scopus)
    211 Downloads (Pure)

    Low-complexity energy disaggregation using appliance load modelling

    Altrabalsi, H., Stankovic, V., Liao, J. & Stankovic, L., 5 Jan 2016, In : AIMS Energy. 4, 1, p. 884-905 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 251 Downloads (Pure)


  • Activities

    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Membership of council
    • 1 Invited talk

    21st century standards and labelling programmes

    Lina Stankovic (Invited speaker)
    16 Dec 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Domestic Energy Feedback Research focusing on Functionality and Uses of Smart Metering

    Lina Stankovic (Contributor)
    3 Feb 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Department of Energy and Climate Change (External organisation)

    Lina Stankovic (Advisor)
    26 Jan 2015

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of council

    Cite this

    Murray, D. (Creator), Stankovic, L. (Supervisor) (2015). REFIT: Electrical Load Measurements. University of Strathclyde. REFITREADME(.txt), REFITPowerData111215(.7z), RAW_READ_ME_081116(.txt), REFIT_RAW_081116(.7z), MetaData_Tables(.xlsx). 10.15129/31da3ece-f902-4e95-a093-e0a9536983c4