Energy Forecasting

by Terry H. Morlan, Manager; Demand Forecasting Northwest Power Planning Council, 850 S.W. Broadway, Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97205,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-498-6 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-498-6 (ISBN-10), 1985, Soft Cover, Pg. 63

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Conference information: A Session of ASCE Convention | Detroit, Michigan, United States | October 24, 1985

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


When the traditional stability of growth in demand for electricity was disrupted in the mid-1970's, forecasters and planners were forced to reconsider their existing procedures. Since that time utility forecasting and planning have undergone significant change. Papers in this volume of proceedings examine several aspects of forecasting the demand for electricity. Many alternative approaches are available for forecasting the demand for electricity. The advantages and disadvantages of specific methods are discussed, including the choice of forecasting methods most appropriate for different forecasting problems. The papers also address the changing role of demand forecasts in resource planning. Uncertainty in forecasts have led to changes in planning practices that seek to minimize risk and control demand growth and patterns.

Subject Headings: Forecasting | Electric power | Utilities | Uncertainty principles


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