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A note on averaging day-ahead electricity price forecasts across calibration windows

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  • Katarzyna Hubicka
  • Grzegorz Marcjasz
  • Rafal Weron

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We propose a novel concept in energy forecasting and show that averaging day-ahead electricity price forecasts of a predictive model across 28- to 728-day calibration windows yields better results than selecting only one 'optimal' window length. Even more significant accuracy gains can be achieved by averaging over a few, carefully selected windows.

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  • Katarzyna Hubicka & Grzegorz Marcjasz & Rafal Weron, 2018. "A note on averaging day-ahead electricity price forecasts across calibration windows," HSC Research Reports HSC/18/03, Hugo Steinhaus Center, Wroclaw University of Technology.
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    Keywords

    Electricity price forecasting; Combining forecasts; Calibration window; Autoregression; NARX neural network; Committee machine; Diebold-Mariano test;
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    JEL classification:

    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • C45 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Neural Networks and Related Topics
    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • C53 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Forecasting and Prediction Models; Simulation Methods
    • Q47 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Energy Forecasting

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