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New Zealand’s Peak Demand Growth

2021 was an interesting year for the New Zealand power market with demand clocking record highs in both June and August.  This case study uses TESLA’s Weather Risk tool to quantify New Zealand’s peak demand growth from 2015 – 2021.  Read the full case study here.  ...

January 18, 2022

Singapore’s Peak and Total Load Growth

This case study utilizes TESLA’s Weather Adjusted Load to calculate Singapore’s Year-on-Year total load growth over the past decade.  It also applies Weather Risk to calculate Singapore’s Year-on-Year peak demand growth.  Since 2012, Singapore’s total weather corrected demand grew by 18.8%, while peak demand grew by 12.6%.  Read the full case study here....

December 22, 2021

Holiday Forecasting: Bonifacio Day in the Philippines

Bonifacio Day is a national regular holiday in the Philippines celebrated every 30th of November to remember the birthday of Andrés Bonifacio. This case study illustrates how power demand in Luzon fluctuates when this holiday occurs on different days of the week. It also uses Weather Adjusted Load to show how rapidly power demand in...

November 29, 2021

Holiday Forecasting: Labor Thanksgiving Day in Japan

Labor Thanksgiving Day is an annual holiday in Japan celebrated on 23rd November each year, unless that day falls on a Sunday, in which case the holiday is moved to Monday.  This year, 23rd November falls on a Tuesday.  Naturally, we don’t have a whole lot of holiday observations and since the Japanese power market...

November 22, 2021

TESLA and Solcast team up to bring more accurate demand ‘Nowcasting’ to South Australia

With South Australia’s increased dependence on renewable energy, accurate forecasting has become extremely critical. TESLA and solar radiation data experts Solcast have tackled this task with a new forecasting methodology. Read more about the project here....

June 26, 2020

Arizona Public Service’s Day Ahead Trading Improved

APS is the largest electric utility in Arizona, United States. With 6,500 MW of generating capacity, APS serves more than one million customers in 11 counties throughout most of the state. From APS’s perspective, power generation from rooftop PV is essentially negative demand, contributing to the duck curve in APS’s daily load profile. Significant challenges...

October 28, 2019

NZ Hits Summer Demand High

New Zealand is a winter electricity peaking system, but it also sees some very high demand days in the middle of the summer.  The three extremely hot days from 29 to 31 January set the highest total summer demand days in NZ. This article analyzes the contributing factors (both weather and non-weather effects) via weather...

February 19, 2019

Serving the UK’s Biggest Energy Provider

As the largest supplier of energy to the United Kingdom, Centrica’s demand forecasting needs are complex and wide ranging. The variety and magnitude of the company’s customer base represents a welcome challenge to TESLA and its demand models. Read more about how TESLA’s accurate load forecasts helped improve Centrica’s planning decisions here....

September 8, 2017

Accuracy – TESLA load forecasts continue to outperform the System Operator’s over tricky shoulder month

This report compares both the load forecasts provided by TESLA via EMS’ em6 and the System Operator’s load forecast (at 2.5 hours ahead of real-time) against actual load observations. As does the report released by Transpower, this report seeks to separate out the conforming loads for further analysis. EMS provides a detailed load forecasting accuracy...

May 15, 2017

CESC’s Generation Scheduling Improved

CESC is India’s first fully integrated electrical utility company. Since 1897, they have been generating and distributing power in Kolkata and Howrah. CESC owns and operates the transmission and distribution system through which they supply electricity to consumers. Read more about how TESLA’s accurate load forecasts helped improve CESC’s generation scheduling and reducing Unscheduled Interchange...

April 18, 2017