This project concluded in 2018. The Recipient developed updated baseline end-use load profiles and well as new load profiles characterizing electric vehicle use, photovoltaic use, and additional achievable energy efficiency. The Recipient also developed an updated version of the Hourly Electric Load Model. The Energy Commission's Energy Assessments Division will use this information to develop an annual peak forecast for the California Energy Demand (CED) forecasts, develop monthly peak forecasts for resource adequacy and CED forecasts, develop hourly forecasts to support peak shift analysis for annual peak forecasts, analyze various impacts, including AAEE and electric vehicles, to measure their impact on load shapes, and to provide end-user and other load shapes to outside stakeholders and other analysts.
This project will develop analysis to characterize existing and future electricity load in the service territories of Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Southern California Edison Company, and San Diego Gas & Electric Company that will inform the Energy Commission's demand forecast. This information will, by including a mix of emerging energy trends and demand-side innovations, be used to identify and target opportunities to further reduce cost, improve safety, and improve reliability through clean energy technology research, development, deployment, and market facilitation opportunities.
This project can lead to reduced costs by leading to a more accurate demand forecast for typical usage of appliances and equipment, building type, and implemented demand-side policies. This can lead to more certainty on base-line
Key Project Members
DAV Energy Solutions, Inc.
ADM Associates, Inc.