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System Forecasting for Energy Planning

As Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), demand response and energy efficiency become more prevalent, their impact on demand, energy and corresponding load shapes needs to be understood and accounted for. Our current approach of using historical load shapes to predict the long-term future is no longer sufficient. Ensuring load forecasts consistently and broadly reflect the factors driving consumption patterns supports our goal of recommending the right level of transmission enhancement to provide value to customer over the long term.