Brussels / 4 & 5 February 2023


OpenSTEF: Open Source energy predictions

The energy transition poses new challenges to all parties in the energy sector. For grid operators, the rise in renewable energy and electrification of energy consumption leads to the capacity of the grid to near its physical constraints. Forecasting the load on the grid in the next hours to days is essential for anticipating on local congestion and making the most of existing assets.

The open source package OpenSTEF provides a complete software stack which forecasts the load on the electricity grid for the next hours to days. Given a timeseries of measured (net) load or generation, a fully automated machine learning pipeline is executed which delivers a probabilistic forecast of future load. This works for energy consumption, (renewable) generation or a combination of both. 

During this presentation, we will show how we have implemented this opensource tooling at the Dutch Distribution System Operator Alliander to fully automate forecasting the load on the grid.


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