Load-Forecasting and Data Analytics

Statistical Services
The GDS Data Analytics team combines experience with the appropriate tools and techniques required to transform data into useful information. Our team of experts employ statistical and computing intelligence to produce load forecasts, perform load research, evaluate pilot program impacts, and provide regulatory support to our utility client base. We also provide market research and economic analyses to utility and non-utility businesses on a regular basis. Finally, our experts have significant regulatory experience providing audits, reviews and expert testimony in the areas of load forecasting, weather normalization, and load research.

Utility Data Analytics

GDS provides data analytic services specific to the needs of utilities, employing powerful statistical tools and programming languages to produce usable intelligence from large raw datasets. Services include:

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Long-Term Load Forecasting
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Impact Analysis
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Day Ahead Load Forecasting
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Load Research
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Load Shape and End-Use Analysis

MARKET RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

Our Data Analytics team has experience performing several economic analyses. We perform these services for utilities and non-utility clients:

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Consumer Surveys
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Economic Impact Analysis
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Customer Loyalty Index Evaluation
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Price Elasticity Studies
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End-Use Baseline Studies

REGULATORY SUPPORT

GDS provides support in regulatory proceedings with respect to review and evaluation of statistically-based analyses. From integrated resource plans to wholesale and retail rate applications, GDS provides the expertise needed to defend the statistical analysis behind a client’s filing or to review and evaluate analyses on behalf of intervening parties. Areas of expertise include:

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Load forecasts
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EM&V Studies
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Load research studies
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Weather normalization

CONTACT

John Hutts
Jacob Thomas

Providing solid engineering and energy consultant services throughout the U.S.