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Introduction to energy disaggregation

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Hello and welcome to another data science themed blog post, this time with a focus on energy disaggregation (aka non intrusive load monitoring or NILM - I know this sounds a bit like a school-yard insult but unfortunately it is not). This is the first in a ser…

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Eating the data elephant

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OVO has acquired SSE Retail Services, expanding our customer base from 1.5m to 5m. We’ll consolidate onto single platforms, so we’ll have multiple technical challenges. We will closely safeguard customer experience, and security of our customer’s data. We’ll a…

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Bayesian Optimisation for improving model performance

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Hello whoever is reading this, I'm here with a data science themed blog post for anyone interested in adding a new tool to their predictive modelling/ML toolkit. This post will focus on hyperparameter optimisation - these are the parameters of modelling techni…

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Energy Insights: What we can do

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First, introductions - my name is Tom and I work as a Data Scientist in the Engagement Team. What do we do, you ask? Well, as it happens, it’s pretty engaging stuff... Helping members cut their carbon with science Like most folks at OVO over the past 3 month…

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Measuring Energy Savings

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We’ve recently published a white paper on the energy savings achieved through various initiatives undertaken by OVO relating to smart meters and their data streams. Since the official national smart meter rollout began in 2016, there has been very little infor…

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Getting into a Data Science career

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A brief departure, perhaps more of a tangent, from the blog series on Analytics at OVO, to share some insights from a careers panel I was at last week. This panel was part of an Operational Research Society event for mathematicians, analysts and data scientist…