Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Survey on Software Packages for Load Forecasting

I'm preparing a report on load forecasting for National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), which will be published by the U.S. Department of Energy as a white paper in 2015. In one of the sections, I'd like to include a wide range of tools and solutions that are being used in practice. Although the case study is on long term load forecasting, I would be happy to include some contents about tools and solutions for short term forecasting as well.

Now I need your help to make this section as valuable as possible. If you are interested in contributing to this white paper, please send me your response by Oct 31, 2014.

Vendors in load forecasting space, please send me a 1-2 page non-commercial description of your product offerings, which should include, but is not limited to:

  • A general overview of the company and your load forecasting products
  • Pros and cons of the products and information about future enhancements
  • Your customer base, i.e., number of customers and major customers
  • References to your technical resources, such as journal/conference papers and white papers, etc.

Utility load forecasters, please kindly let me know by either sending me an email (hongtao01 AT gmail DOT com) or replying to this post:

  • Your name and affiliation 
  • Your main job duties relevant to load forecasting
  • Tools and/or solutions you are using and your opinions about them (SAS, EViews, Itron, Matlab, MS Excel, R, or else?).
If you are tired of writing long emails, I can call you to take notes during the interview. I will acknowledge the ones who have provided the materials that are used in the final report. If you don't want your name to appear in a public document, please let me know as well.

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