Impact of COVID-19 Related Shutdowns on Utility-Scale Electric Demand and Forecasting: An Indian Metropolitan Area Case Study

Posted by Dr. Mostafa Farrokhabadi on Jun 23, 2020 1:53:51 PM

The ongoing COVID-19 related shutdowns has had a profound impact on the electric demand profiles worldwide, as governments put strict mitigation and/or suppression measures in place. The global electrical demand has plummeted around the planet in the last few weeks, with countries such as Spain and Italy experiencing more than 20% decrease in their usual electric consumption. In view of such massive electric demand changes, electricity network operators are facing unprecedented challenges in scheduling energy resources, as short-term energy forecasting systems struggle to provide an accurate demand prediction.

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Topics: AI, Global Governance, COVID-19