Quantification of dairy farm energy consumption to support the transition to sustainable farming

Todic, Tamara and Stankovic, Lina and Stankovic, Vladimir and Shi, Jiufeng; (2022) Quantification of dairy farm energy consumption to support the transition to sustainable farming. In: 2022 IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP). IEEE Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP) . IEEE, FIN, pp. 368-373. ISBN 9781665481526 (https://doi.org/10.1109/SMARTCOMP55677.2022.00082)

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As the need for using energy-efficient machinery escalates, energy consumption estimation plays an important role in decision support and planning in the agri-sector. Within the present research study, energy consumption in dairy farms was examined. A deep learning-based load disaggregation approach was used to develop data-driven models to quantify individual energy consumption of milk production-related devices of dairy farms, from a single aggregate measurement. According to the experiments conducted on three dairy farms in Germany, load disaggregation from a single aggregate meter is a viable, cheaper alternative to submetering multiple pieces of equipment to accurately quantify electricity consumption at scale in dairy farms in order to provide the decision support needed to inform measures for tackling climate change.


Todic, Tamara, Stankovic, Lina ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8112-1976, Stankovic, Vladimir ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1075-2420 and Shi, Jiufeng;