100 Years of Load Forecasting
Classics, Challenges and Best Practices with Smart Grid Information
Duration: 8 hours
This course has been offered twice:
1. Pre-conference workshop hosted by EnerNoc at Western Load Research Association Fall 2012 Meeting & Conference, Long Beach, CA, Oct 9th, 2012.
2. Load forecasting workshop (half-day version) hosted by CenterPoint Energy at Houston, TX, March, 6th, 2012.
The course will discuss the fundamentals and evolution of load forecasting methodologies in the past century, today’s challenges in load forecasting for the utility industry, opportunities and best practices to leverage smart grid information, and examples of using SAS for load forecasting. While the class does include some SAS examples, the majority of the class will be vendor agnostic, so you do not need to be a SAS user to attend.
Course Agenda
Warm up
    FAQ from utility engineers and executives
    Two forecasting principles
    Change of industry structure
    Development of end uses
    Load forecasting overview
    Understanding your customers
    Big data challenge
    10 tips for best practices
Case Studies
    Long term load forecasting