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Spatial Electric Load Forecasting

2nd Edition

By H. Lee Willis

CRC Press

760 pages

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Hardback: 9780824708405
pub: 2002-08-09
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Containing 12 new chapters, this second edition offers increased coverage of weather correction and normalization of forecasts, anticipation of redevelopment, determining the validity of announced developments, and minimizing risk from over- or under-planning. It provides specific examples and detailed explanations of key points to consider for both standard and unusual utility forecasting situations, information on new algorithms and concepts in forecasting, a review of forecasting pitfalls and mistakes, case studies depicting challenging forecast environments, and load models illustrating various types of demand.

Table of Contents

Spatial Electric Load Forecasting

Consumer Demand for Power and Reliability

Coincidence and Load Behavior

Load Curve and End-Use Modeling

Weather and Electric Load

Weather Design Criteria and Forecast Normalization

Spatial Load Growth Behavior

Spatial Forecast Accuracy and Error Measures

Trending Methods

Simulation Method: Basic Concepts

A Detailed Look at the Simulation Method

Basics of Computerized Simulation

Analytical Building Blocks for Spatial Simulation

Advanced Elements of Computerized Simulation

Hybrid Trending-Simulation Methods

Advanced Demand Methods: Multi-Fuel and Reliability Models

Comparison and Selection of Spatial Forecast Methods

Development Dimensionality: Urban, Rural and Agrarian Areas

Metropolitan Growth and Urban Redevelopment

Spatial Load Forecasting in Developing Economies

Using Spatial Forecasting Methods Well

Recommendations and Guidelines


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TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Electrical