Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 20th IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC 2020) Special Session “Forecasting & Prognostic in Power Systems”"

A special issue of Forecasting (ISSN 2571-9394). This special issue belongs to the section "Power and Energy Forecasting".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021).

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Prof. Dr. Francesco Grimaccia
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Department of Energy, Politecnico Di Milano, Via Lambruschini 4, I-20156 Milano, Italy
Interests: electricity production and load forecasting; RES forecasting; evolutionary computation; energy harvesting devices (EHDs); unmanned aerial systems (UASs) for energy applications
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Dear Colleagues,

This special EEEIC session is about power forecasting and prognostic techniques in power systems. The main topics can be summarized as follows:

Energy Forecasting:

Forecasting of intermittent energy resources;

Wind and solar power forecasting;

Forecasting of demand (load) and price of electricity;

Load and generation forecasting in smart grid and microgrids;

Forecasting methods in energy planning models.

Forecasting of Remaining Useful Life:

Forecasting methods for reliability;

Maintenance and safety;

Smart device and prediction of system reliability;

Prognostics and system health management;

Predictive and prescriptive maintenance.

Prof. Dr. Sonia Leva
Prof. Francesco Grimaccia
Guest Editors

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Electrical Load Forecast by Means of LSTM: The Impact of Data Quality
Forecasting 2021, 3(1), 91-101; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/forecast3010006 - 08 Feb 2021
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Accurate forecast of aggregate end-users electric load profiles is becoming a hot topic in research for those main issues addressed in many fields such as the electricity services market. Hence, load forecast is an extremely important task which should be understood more in [...] Read more.
Accurate forecast of aggregate end-users electric load profiles is becoming a hot topic in research for those main issues addressed in many fields such as the electricity services market. Hence, load forecast is an extremely important task which should be understood more in depth. In this research paper, the dependency of the day-ahead load forecast accuracy on the basis of the data typology employed in the training of LSTM has been inspected. A real case study of an Italian industrial load with samples recorded every 15 min for the year 2017 and 2018 was studied. The effect in the load forecast accuracy of different dataset cleaning approaches was investigated. In addition, the Generalised Extreme Studentized Deviate hypothesis testing was introduced to identify the outliers present in the dataset. The populations were constructed on the basis of an autocorrelation analysis that allowed for identifying a weekly correlation of the samples. The accuracy of the prediction obtained from different input dataset has been therefore investigated by calculating the most commonly used error metrics, showing the importance of data processing before employing them for load forecast. Full article
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Sun Position Identification in Sky Images for Nowcasting Application
Forecasting 2020, 2(4), 488-504; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/forecast2040026 - 16 Nov 2020
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Very-short-term photovoltaic power forecast, namely nowcasting, is gaining increasing attention to face grid stability issues and to optimize microgrid energy management systems in the presence of large penetration of renewable energy sources. In order to identify local phenomena as sharp ramps in photovoltaic [...] Read more.
Very-short-term photovoltaic power forecast, namely nowcasting, is gaining increasing attention to face grid stability issues and to optimize microgrid energy management systems in the presence of large penetration of renewable energy sources. In order to identify local phenomena as sharp ramps in photovoltaic production, whole sky images can be used effectively. The first step in the implementation of new and effective nowcasting algorithms is the identification of Sun positions. In this paper, three different techniques (solar angle-based, image processing-based, and neural network-based techniques) are proposed, described, and compared. These techniques are tested on real images obtained with a camera installed at SolarTechLab at Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. Finally, the three techniques are compared by introducing some performance parameters aiming to evaluate of their reliability, accuracy, and computational effort. The neural network-based technique obtains the best performance: in fact, this method is able to identify accurately the Sun position and to estimate it when the Sun is covered by clouds. Full article
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