For the first time in India, APTransco deployed the day-ahead electricity forecasting model using artificial intelligence and machine learning to forecast the next day’s electricity consumption (in units). This will also cover day-ahead electricity demand (in MW) for every 15 minutes. According to AP State Load Dispatch Centre (SLDC) officials, this will enable them to take decisions on electricity demand and supply, grid management and minimise power purchase cost.
Google, with the support of the World Bank, has offered to jointly develop the forecasting model with the SLDC. The SLDC has carried out the development in-house. Various power-generating companies that have power purchase agreements (PPAs) with discoms will give their availabilities on a daily basis.
With the development and deployment of this day-ahead electricity demand forecasting model, APTransco intends to develop more day-ahead forecast models for wind energy