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

ArticleinJournal of Forecasting 15(2):97 - 106 · March 1996with27 Reads
Impact Factor: 0.93 · 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.