Neural Networks in Electric Load Forecasting:A Comprehensive Survey



Review and classification of electric load forecasting (LF) techniques based on artificial neural
networks (ANN) is presented. A basic ANNs architectures used in LF reviewed. A wide range of ANN
oriented applications for forecasting are given in the literature. These are classified into five groups:
(1) ANNs in short-term LF, (2) ANNs in mid-term LF, (3) ANNs in long-term LF, (4) Hybrid ANNs in
LF, (5) ANNs in Special applications of LF. The major research articles for each category are briefly
described and the related literature reviewed. Conclusions are made on future research directions.


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