FedraTrees: a novel computation-communication efficient federated learning framework investigated in smart grids

Al-Quraan, M., Khan, A., Centeno, A. , Zoha, A. , Imran, M. A. and Mohjazi, L. (2023) FedraTrees: a novel computation-communication efficient federated learning framework investigated in smart grids. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 124, 106654. (doi: 10.1016/j.engappai.2023.106654)

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Smart energy performance monitoring and optimisation at the supplier and consumer levels is essential to realising smart cities. In order to implement a more sustainable energy management plan, it is crucial to conduct a better energy forecast. The next-generation smart meters can also be used to measure, record, and report energy consumption data, which can be used to train machine learning (ML) models for predicting energy needs. However, sharing energy consumption information to perform centralised learning may compromise data privacy and make it vulnerable to misuse, in addition to incurring high transmission overhead on communication resources. This study addresses these issues by utilising federated learning (FL), an emerging technique that performs ML model training at the user/substation level, where data resides. We introduce FedraTrees, a new, lightweight FL framework that benefits from the outstanding features of ensemble learning. Furthermore, we developed a delta-based FL stopping algorithm to monitor FL training and stop it when it does not need to continue. The simulation results demonstrate that FedraTrees outperforms the most popular federated averaging (FedAvg) framework and the baseline Persistence model for providing accurate energy forecasting patterns while taking only 2% of the computation time and 13% of the communication rounds compared to FedAvg, saving considerable amounts of computation and communication resources.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Centeno, Dr Anthony and Zoha, Dr Ahmed and Khan, Ahsan Raza and Imran, Professor Muhammad and Alquraan, Mohammad Mahmoud Younes and Mohjazi, Dr Lina
Authors: Al-Quraan, M., Khan, A., Centeno, A., Zoha, A., Imran, M. A., and Mohjazi, L.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Autonomous Systems and Connectivity
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
ISSN (Online):1873-6769
Published Online:21 June 2023
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2023 The Authors
First Published:First published in Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence 124:106654
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons licence

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