Linear Model To Predict Energy Consumption Using Historical Data Fromcold Stores
This study wasdeveloped to predict energy consumption, based on the amount fruit stored and environmental factors, using a multiple linear regression model (MLR) in a New Zealand cold store. In this study, linear regression models of a cold storewereselected to show the capability of simple models to reduce margins of error in energy auditing projects. The final MLRmodels developed were based on weeklynumbersavocado and kiwifruit bins and outside temperatures. The comparison between different models demonstrated the amount of stored fruits have more sensitivity than the outside temperatures in cold stores. Comparing actual and predicted energy usagein the studied cold store showed that the MLR model could be fitted to energy usage data and accounted for around 79% of the variance.
Keywords- Energysaving, Energy Auditing,Modelling, Cold Store