K-means cluster analysis of hourly measured power demand in district heating


  • Uwe Radtke Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Doctoral School in Management and Organizational Sciences, Kaposvár Campus




smart meter data analysis, carbon emissions reduction, waste heat utilization, energy efficiency, sustainable energy


Within this paper the actual cluster analysis is performed in order to identify the clusters within the Kaposvár district heating. The data was measured not directly at the households but at the heat transfer stations. The smart meters were installed at the heat transfer stations for several reasons, not to measure and control the needed supply temperature but also to identify leakages quicker and easier. The method used is k-means which at the end did determine four different clusters: high demand at low operating hours, high demand at long operating hours as well as low demand at high operating hours and low demand for low operating hours. The details and the determined values can be used for further research and already first further steps towards identifying new heat sources.


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How to Cite

Radtke, U. (2022). K-means cluster analysis of hourly measured power demand in district heating. REGIONAL AND BUSINESS STUDIES, 14(1), 57–72. https://doi.org/10.33568/rbs.3343