Global Energy Forecasting Competition 2012
General Chair: Dr. Tao Hong, SAS Institute, USA
Vice Chair (Load Forecasting): Dr. Shu Fan, Monash University, Australia
Vice Chair (Wind Forecasting): Dr. Pierre Pinson, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

The competition includes two tracks, Load Forecasting and Wind Forecasting.
For more Information, please go to Dr. Shu Fan's webpage.
Important Dates
Release Call For Participants 5/7/2012
Announce the competition at 2012 IEEE PES General Meeting 7/24/2012
Competition Start 8/31/2012
Competition End 10/31/2012
Announce Winners at 2013 IEEE PES General Meeting 7/23/2013
Award Committee
Dr. Shu Fan, Monash University, Australia
David Hamilton, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, USA
Dr. Tao Hong, SAS Institute, USA
Dr. Pierre Pinson, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Eric Wang, Southern California Edison, USA
Dr. Hamidreza Zareipour, University of Calgary, Canada
Advisory Committee
Dr. ML Chan, ML Consulting Group, USA
Dr. Rob J Hyndman, Monash University, Australia
Dr. Wei-Jen Lee, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Dr. Fran Li, The University of Tennessee, USA
Dr. Shanshan Liu, EPRI, USA
Dr. Anil Pahwa, Kansas State University, USA
Dr. Mohammad Shahidehpour, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Dr. Kumar Venayagamoorthy, Clemson University, USA
IEEE Working Group on Energy Forecasting
IEEE Power & Energy Society
IEEE Planning and Implementation Committee
IEEE Power and Energy Education Committee
IEEE Power and Energy Society
IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
International Journal of Forecasting
WeatherBank Inc
(the announcement was also covered by IEEE PES, CNBC, Yahoo Finance and Forecasting Principles)
Hierarchical Load Forecasting Track:
 #1. Colin Singleton and Nathaniel Charlton from Counting Lab (UK);
 #2. James Robert Lloyd from University of Cambridge (UK);
 #3. Raphael Nedellec from EDF R&D (France), Jairo Cugliari from INRIA (France) and Yannig Goude from EDF R&D (France);
 #4. Souhaib Ben Taieb from Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) and Rob J Hyndman from Monash University (Australia).
Wind Power Forecasting Track:
 #1. Lucas Eustáquio Gomes da Silva from DTI Sistemas (Brazil);
 #2. Ekaterina Mangalova from Siberian State Aerospace University (Russia) and Evgeny Agafonov from Siberian Federal University (Russia);
 #3. Gabor I. Nagy from Budapset University of Technology and Economics (Hungary);
 #4. Duehee Lee from University of Texas at Austin (USA).