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Title: Electricity demand forecasting of Electricité Du Lao (EDL) using Neural Networks
Authors: V. Sackdara
S. Premrudeepreechacharn
K. Ngamsanroaj
Keywords: Computer Science
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2010
Abstract: Electricity is one of not only the most necessities for the daily life activities of people, but also the major driving force for economic growth and development of every country. Due to the unstorable nature of electricity, the adequate supply of electricity has to be always available and uninterruptible to meet the intermittently growing demand. This paper is proposed Neural Networks (NN) with Backpropagation learning algorithm and regression analysis approaches for electricity demand forecasting. We aim to compare these two methods in this paper using the mean absolute percentage error (MAPE) to measure the forecasting performance. The factors that, number of population, number of household, electricity price and gross domestic product (GDP) are selected based on correlation coefficients. The results show that neural networks model is more effective than regression analysis model. © 2010 IEEE.
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