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A semi-parametric time series approach in modeling hourly electricity loads


  • Rong Chen
  • John L. Harris

    (Progress Energy, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina, USA)

  • Jun M. Liu

    (Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia, USA)

  • Lon-Mu Liu

    (University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA)


In this paper we develop a semi-parametric approach to model nonlinear relationships in serially correlated data. To illustrate the usefulness of this approach, we apply it to a set of hourly electricity load data. This approach takes into consideration the effect of temperature combined with those of time-of-day and type-of-day via nonparametric estimation. In addition, an ARIMA model is used to model the serial correlation in the data. An iterative backfitting algorithm is used to estimate the model. Post-sample forecasting performance is evaluated and comparative results are presented. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Rong Chen & John L. Harris & Jun M. Liu & Lon-Mu Liu, 2006. "A semi-parametric time series approach in modeling hourly electricity loads," Journal of Forecasting, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 25(8), pages 537-559.
  • Handle: RePEc:jof:jforec:v:25:y:2006:i:8:p:537-559
    DOI: 10.1002/for.1006

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