Sunday, February 14, 2016

Mark Your 2016 Calendar: Tao's Recommended Conferences for Energy Forecasters

Last year I made a list of recommended conferences for energy forecasters. I think it is time to refresh the list for my 2016 calendar. Hopefully you will find the list useful as well.

1. Tao's courses

The next two SAS courses on load forecasting have been scheduled in Charlotte, March 9-11.
I'm also going to teach three courses through EUCI:
Stay tuned with the training page of Hong Analytics for the recent updates of all training courses.

2. 2016 PES T&D Conference & Exposition (T&D2016, Dallas, TX, May 2-5, 2016)

This is a bi-annual conference gathering "more than 700 companies and thousands of professionals from more than 80 countries around the world". Although the conference does not have much to do with forecasting, the exposition is indeed eye-opening. It is important for an energy forecaster to understand how the power grid is operated. This conference is that one-stop shop to see the new products and service offerings from the major industry players. I've been attending this conference since 2010. This year I'm going to present a paper "from high-resolution data to high-resolution probabilistic load forecasts".

3. 13th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM16, Porto, Portugal, June 6-9, 2016)

The conference organizing committee is launching an electricity price forecasting competition. It will be interesting to hear the methodologies used by the winners.

4. 36th International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF2016, Santander, Spain, June 19-22, 2016)

I'm organizing a session "load forecasting: research progress and challenges" at ISF2016. The session includes four talks:
What’s new in load forecasting since 2010? 
    Tao Hong | University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Load forecasting using Lasso based time series methods
    Florian Ziel | European University Viadrina, Germany
Analysis of ex-ante probabilistic load forecasts at the low voltage substation level
    Stephen Haben, Siddharth Arora, Georgios Giasemidis, Tamsin Lee | University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Aggregate consistent forecasting algorithms for hierarchical electricity demand data
    Souhaib Ben Taieb | Monash University, Australia.
    James W. Taylor | University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
    Rob J. Hyndman | Monash University, Australia.

5. IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting 2016 (PESGM2016, Boston, MA, July 17-21, 2016)

We will have the 4th offering of our tutorial "energy forecasting in the smart grid era".

6. AEIC/WLRA annual conference (Chicago, IL, September 18-21, 2016)

AEIC Load Research Committee and Western Load Research Association will again have their joint meeting in Chicago.

7. 2016 International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS2016, Beijing, China, October 16-20, 2016)

This is also a bi-annual conference. The conference plays a big emphasis on dealing with uncertainties in power systems,  which is highly related to probabilistic forecasting. The full paper is due on March 31.

Happy Valentine's Day, and happy traveling!

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