Modelling the impact of temperature on electricity consumption in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Journal of Forecasting (Impact Factor: 0.93). 12/1998; 15(2):97 - 106. DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-131X(199603)15:2<97::AID-FOR608>3.0.CO;2-L

ABSTRACT An econometric model is developed to forecast electricity consumption and study the impact of ambient temperature, expressed in terms of degree days (DDs), on consumption in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. It is apparent that temperature plays an important role in the demand for electricity. The relationship between the behaviour of electricity consumption and temperature expressed in DDs is explored.

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