Think you have forecasting nailed? In addition to predicting demand, forecasters are increasingly expanding their role within utilities. Existing experts are called on to address electric vehicle adoption, weather predictions, renewable penetration, solar output and more. However, many utilities have scarce forecasting resources.

Some utility organizations are addressing the opportunity by increasing their forecasting competencies. Forecasting – and analytics in general – are propelled by the rising tide of smart grid initiatives. How are you using the influx of data from the smart grid to improve forecasting efficiency? What opportunities could you be missing? Those questions are answered in this on-demand webinar.

You'll learn:

  • The relationship between corporate strategy and analytics.
  • Six things every energy forecaster should know.
  • A corporate journey on how to improve forecasting.

Presenters

Tomislav Galjanic

Tomislav Galjanic

Manager of Short Term Demand Forecasting Group
Southern California Edison

Galjanic is responsible for forecasting electricity demand up to 90 days out for the purpose of wholesale procurement of electricity for SCE customers. He previously held positions at SCE that were responsible for electricity price forecasting, electricity and natural gas price volatility modeling, asset optimization, power contract valuation and portfolio risk management.


Dr. Tao Hong

Dr. Tao Hong

Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Hong is an Assistant Professor with joint appointment by the Systems Engineering and Engineering Management department and Energy Production Infrastructure Center at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has applied various statistical and optimization techniques to the development of algorithms and tools for utility applications of analytics, such as energy forecasting, power system planning, renewable integration, reliability planning and risk management. He provides consulting and education services to hundreds of organizations in all sectors of the utility industry.


Paul Dick

Paul Dick

Principal Consultant and Utilities Lead
Americas Energy Practice, SAS

Dick is a 26-year veteran of the telecommunications and utilities industries. Previously, he worked with OGE Energy Corp. As Director of Enterprise Information Management, he was responsible for integration, governance, analytics and business intelligence, data warehousing, enterprise content management, portals, user experience and collaboration. He co-architected an award-winning program called Information Factory that created information from new data generation sources and capabilities of the smart grid, including strategic and operational analytics capabilities.


 

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