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THRILS: The Hourly Regional Industrial Load Simulator User Manual (Version 1.4)


  • Frank T. Denton
  • Christine H. Feaver
  • A. Leslie Robb
  • Byron G. Spencer


THRILS is a computer program that embodies a model designed to generate daily and weekly electricity load profiles for 31 industries in 7 regions for each of 12 months under various user-controlled assumptions about weather conditions. The present report describes THRILS briefly but its main purpose is to provide a user manual for the program. The THRILS software itself can be purchased for $25 plus 8% Ontario provincial sales tax if applicable. The development and estimation of the model on which THRILS is based is described in detail in Frank T. Denton, Christine H. Feaver, Dean C. Mountain, A. Leslie Robb, and Byron G. Spencer, "Industry-Region Load Profiles: Econometric Estimation Based on Marginal Totals," QSEP Research Report No. 312.

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  • Frank T. Denton & Christine H. Feaver & A. Leslie Robb & Byron G. Spencer, 1996. "THRILS: The Hourly Regional Industrial Load Simulator User Manual (Version 1.4)," Quantitative Studies in Economics and Population Research Reports 311, McMaster University.
  • Handle: RePEc:mcm:qseprr:311

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    user manual; electricity load; weather;

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    • L94 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Electric Utilities


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