PCSTCol - Power Consumption Data from an area of southern Colombia
We introduce a dataset concerning electric-power consumption-related features registed in seven main municipalities of Nariño, Colombia, from 2010 to 2016. The dataset consists of 4423 socio-demographic characteristics, and 6 power-consumption-referred measured values. Data were fully collected by the company Centrales Eléctricas de Nariño (CEDNEAR) according to the client consumption records. Power consumption data collection was carried following a manual procedure wherein company workers are in charge of manually registering the readings (measured in Kw/h) reported by the electric energy meters installed at each housing/building. Released data set is aimed at providing researchers a suitable input for designing and assessing the performance of forecasting, modelling, simulation and optimization approaches applied to electric power consumption prediction and characterization problems.
Power consumption is obtained by manually recording the amount of
Kw/h consumed each month using the electric energy meter of the
clients. Socio-demographic data were collected from the records
available in databases of CEDENAR. Here in, to set the stratum
(categorization of socioeconomic level in Colombia) of the clients,
Colombian Law 732 of 2002  was adopted. It has six level are
individually incorporated as follows: 0 = Low-low, 1 = Low, 2 = Medium-
Low, 3 = Medium, 4 = Medium-High, 5 = high.