Monday, June 9, 2014

Energy Forecasting Activities at PESGM2014

The 2014 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting will be held in National Harbor, MD, July 27-31, 2014. Our working group again organized an exciting program on energy forecasting.

Energy Forecasting in the Smart Grid Era (tutorial) 
Sunday, 27 July, 2014 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Chesapeake G
Instructors: Tao Hong, Shu Fan and Hamidreza Zareipour

Tutorial Summary:
Wide range deployment of smart grid technologies enables utilities to monitor the power systems and gather data on a much more granular level than ever before. While the utilities can potentially better understand the customers, design the demand response programs, forecast and control the loads, integrate renewable energy and plan the systems, etc., they are facing analytic issues with making sense and taking advantage of the “big data”. This tutorial developed by IEEE Working Group on Energy Forecasting offers a comprehensive overview of energy forecasting to utility forecasters, analysts, planners, operators and their managers. The participants will learn the fundamentals and the state-of-the-art of load, price and wind forecasting through real world examples and case studies.

Load Forecasting: the State of the Practice (panel session) 
Monday, 28 July, 2014 2:00 PM-5:00 PM National Harbor 4
Sponsored By: Power System Planning and Implementation
Session Chair: Tao Hong, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Session Co-Chair: Hamidreza Zareipour, Univ. of Calgary

Panel Summary:
Load forecasting is vital to planning and operations of the power systems. While thousands of papers on load forecasting are being published every year, most are far away from real-world practice. To continue advancing the field, it is important for the scholars to understand why utilities do business the way they are doing today. This session brings together 6 seasoned practitioners from 4 countries to share with the audience their experiences on various aspects of load
forecasting. It covers virtually all of the load forecasting problems, from short, medium and long term forecasting to spatial load forecasting. It also covers the load forecasting processes, such as data issues and combination of multiple vendors’ forecasts. This panel is formulated by the case studies with diverse organizational backgrounds, which include a developing country, a largest utility in the world, two system operators and two cooperatives.


  1. 14PESGM2406, Combining Load Forecasts from Multiple Vendors, T. HONG, University of North Carolina at Charlotte 
  2. 14PESGM2407, Data Issues in Spatial Electric Load Forecasting, E. FRANCO, UNIOESTE 
  3. 14PESGM2408, Preparing EKPC’s Load Forecasting Process for PJM Integration, J. HALL, East Kentucky Power Cooperative
  4. 14PESGM2409, Local Short and Middle Term Electricity Load Forecasting with Semi-Parametric Additive Models, R. NÉDELLEC, EDF R&D 
  5. 14PESGM2410, Long-term Load Forecasting at ERCOT, C. OPHEIM, ERCOT 
  6. 14PESGM2411, Supply and Demand Forecasting in Competitive Markets: The Case of Alberta, J. ESAIW, Alberta Electric System Operator

In addition to the above tutorial and panel session, I will be giving a report at the Power Systems Planning and Implementation Committee meeting.

New Power System Planning (NewPSP) Combo Session (panel session) 
Wednesday, 30 July, 2014 8:00 AM-10:00 AM
Sponsored By: Power System Planning and Implementation
Session Chair: ML Chan, ML Consulting Group

Panel Summary:
Power System Planning is fast changing. Electric power and other energy forms need to be considered. Power delivery system planning blurs with energy supply planning. Spatial system demarcation boundary becomes less distinct. Renewable resources integration greatly enhances the flexibility that needs to be accommodated. Thus the planning paradigm is fast changing, and the panelists of this New Power System Planning (NewPSP) Session provide unique but practical insights into the current power and energy system planning. Then we plan to solicit full participation by all practitioners to leverage the discussions to develop programs and sessions for future IEEE GM sessions.


  1. 14PESGM2412, State of the Art of Active Circuit Planning – Input Data and Planning Methodology, L. OCHOA, The University of Manchester 
  2. 14PESGM2413, Value of Flexible Supply Resources in the ISO/RTO Markets, J. YAN, Southern California Edison 
  3. 14PESGM2414, New Practical Load and Resource Forecasting Needs, T. HONG, University of North Carolina at Charlotte 
  4. 14PESGM2415, Flexible and Competitive Transmission Planning Process under FERC Order 1000, M. HENDERSON, ISO New England 
  5. 14PESGM2416, Asset Management in the Intelligent Grid Environment, A. MCGRAIL, National Grid USA 
  6. 14PESGM2417, Near and Long Term Issues in Flexibility Assessment, E. LANNOYE, EPRI 
  7. 14PESGM2418, Integration of Distributed Energy Resources and Microgrids with AMI and DMS, H. WELLER, Leidos 
  8. 14PESGM2419, Control of DER for renewable integration with fast DR, H. ASANO, CRIEPI 

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