Global energy forecasting competition 2012

Tao Hong, Pierre Pinson, Shu Fan

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The Global Energy Forecasting Competition (GEFCom2012) attracted hundreds of participants worldwide, who contributed many novel ideas to the energy forecasting field. This paper introduces both tracks of GEFCom2012, hierarchical load forecasting and wind power forecasting, with details on the aspects of the problem, the data, and a summary of the methods used by selected top entries. We also discuss the lessons learned from this competition from the organizers perspective. The complete data set, including the solution data, is published along with this paper, in an effort to establish a benchmark data pool for the community.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357 - 363
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Forecasting
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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