American Journal of Applied Sciences

Short-Term and Medium-Term Load Forecasting for Jordan's Power System

I. Badran, H. El-Zayyat and G. Halasa

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2008.763.768

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 7

Pages 763-768


Several electric power companies are now forecasting electric loads based on conventional methods. However, since the relationship between loads and factors influencing these loads is nonlinear, it is difficult to identify its nonlinearity by using conventional methods. Most of papers deal with 24-h-ahead load forecasting or next day peak load forecasting. These methods forecast the demand power by using forecasted temperature as forecast information. But, when the temperature curves change rapidly on the forecast day, loads change greatly and forecast error would be going to increase. Typically, load forecasting can be long-term, medium-term, short-term or very short-term. This paper concentrates on short-term load forecasting and partially on medium-term load forecasting applying regression models.


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