Short-term predictability of load series: Characterization of load data bases

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IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
  • Volumen: 28
  • Número: 3
  • Fecha: 26 March 2013
  • Páginas: 2466-2474
  • ISSN: 08858950
  • Source Type: Journal
  • DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2013.2250317
  • Document Type: Article
This paper proposes the use of two indicators of the predictability of the load series along with an accuracy value such as mean average percentage error as standard measures of load forecasting performance. Over the last 10 years, there has been a significant increase in load forecasting models proposed in engineering journals. Most of these models provide a description of the inner design of the model, the results from applying this model to a specific data base and the conclusions drawn from this application. However, a single accuracy value may not be sufficient to describe the performance of the model when applied to other data bases. The aim of this paper is to provide researchers with a tool that is able to assess the predictability of a load series and, therefore, contextualize the forecasting accuracy reported. Nine different data bases from the U.S. have been used; all of them include hourly load and temperature data. © 1969-2012 IEEE.

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