Short Term Load Forecasting Using Fuzzy Inference and Ant Colony Optimization

  • Amit Jain
  • Pramod Kumar Singh
  • Kumar Anurag Singh
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7076)


The short term load forecasting (STLF) is required for the generation scheduling and the economic load dispatch at any time. The short term load forecast calculates the power requirement pattern for the forecasting day using known, similar previous weather conditions. This paper describes a new approach for the calculation of the short term load forecast that uses fuzzy inference system which is further optimized using an Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) algorithm. It takes into account the load of the previous day, maximum temperature, average humidity and also the day type for the calculation of the load values for the next day. The Euclidean norm considering the weather variables and type of the day with weights is used to get the similar days. The effectiveness of the proposed approach is demonstrated on a typical load and weather data.


Euclidean Norm Fuzzy Inference System Mean Absolute Percentage Error Weather Variable Load Forecast 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amit Jain
    • 1
  • Pramod Kumar Singh
    • 2
  • Kumar Anurag Singh
    • 2
  1. 1.IIIT HyderabadHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.ABV-IIITMGwaliorIndia

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