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Special Issue "Short-Term Load Forecasting 2019"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).
Interests: analysis of electrical distribution systems; electricity markets; demand response; energy efficiency; electric haulage in railways and non-invasive monitoring techniques
Interests: forecasting techniques; machine learning; time series analysis; entropy measures; energy markets
It is well known that short-term load forecasting (STLF) plays a key role in the formulation of economic, reliable, and secure operating strategies for power system (planning, scheduling, maintenance, and control processes, among others), and this topic has been an important issue for decades. However, there is still so much to do in this field. The deployment of enabling technologies (e.g., smart meters) has made high granular data available for many customer segments and for many tasks, for instance, to make feasible load forecasting tasks at several demand aggregation levels. The first challenge is the improvement of the STLF models and their performance at new demand aggregation levels. Moreover, the increasing inclusion of renewable energies (wind and solar power) in the power system, and the necessity to include more flexibility through demand response initiatives have introduced greater uncertainties, which means new challenges for STLF in a more dynamic power system in the near future.
Many techniques have been proposed for STLF, including traditional statistical models (such as SARIMA, ARMAX, exponential smoothing, linear and non-linear models, etc.) and artificial intelligence techniques (such as fuzzy regression, artificial neural networks, support vector regression, tree-based regression, ensemble methods, stacked methods, etc.). Furthermore, distribution planning needs, as well as grid modernization, have initiated the development of hierarchical load forecasting. Analogously, the need to face new uncertainties sources in the power system, has given more importance to probabilistic load forecasting in recent years.
This Special Issue is concerned with both the fundamental research on STLF methodologies and practical application research, in order to face the future challenges of a more distributed power system in the future.
All of the submitted contributions must be based on the rigorous motivation of the mentioned approaches, and demonstrate a theoretically sound framework; submissions lacking such a scientific approach are discouraged. It is reccomended that existing/presented approaches are validated using real practical applications.
Prof. Dr. Antonio Gabaldón
Prof. Dr. Dr. María Carmen Ruiz-Abellón
Prof. Dr. Luis Alfredo Fernández-Jiménez
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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- short term load forecasting and distributed energy resources
- short term load forecasting and demand aggregation levels
- statistical forecasting models (SARIMA, ARMAX, exponential smoothing, linear and non-linear regression, and so on)
- artificial neural networks (ANNs)
- fuzzy regression models
- tree-based regression methods
- stacked and ensemble methods
- evolutionary algorithms
- deep learning architectures
- support vector regression (SVR)
- robust load forecasting
- hierarchical and probabilistic forecasting
- hybrid and combined models